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Poached Halibut with Lemon-Herb Sauce

Photo: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris
Total time 22 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1 tablespoon sauce)

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 lemon sections, finely chopped
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 green onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 parsley sprig
  • 1 cilantro sprig
  • 4 (6-ounce) halibut fillets

Nutrition Information

  • calories 217
  • fat 11.2 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 7.5 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 27 g
  • carbohydrate 1.3 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • cholesterol 65 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 447 mg
  • calcium 22 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients.

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  2. Combine water and next 5 ingredients (through cilantro sprig) in a large skillet; bring to a low simmer (180° to 190°). Add fish; cook 10 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove fish from pan with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce.

  3. Sustainable Choice: Halibut is a readily available, sustainable option with mild flavor and firm flesh.