Poached Halibut with Lemon-Herb Sauce

Poached Halibut with Lemon-Herb Sauce Recipe
Photo: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris


4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1 tablespoon sauce)
Total time: 22 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 22 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


1. Combine first 8 ingredients.

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.

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

Deborah Madison,

Cooking Light

January 2011
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