Poached Halibut with Lemon-Herb Sauce

Photo: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1 tablespoon sauce)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Total: 22 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 217
  • Fat: 11.2g
  • Saturated fat: 1.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.3g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Iron: 0.8mg
  • Sodium: 447mg
  • Calcium: 22mg

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

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine first 8 ingredients.
  2. 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.
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