Seared Halibut With Herbed Tomato Sauce

Seared Halibut With Herbed Tomato Sauce Recipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 21 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 199
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 5.5 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 2.7 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 29.5 g
Carbohydrate 6.9 g
Fiber 2.1 g
Cholesterol 43.6 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 559 mg
Calcium 91 mg


4 (6-oz.) halibut fillets (1/2-inch thick)*
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon drained capers
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 (14.5-oz.) can petite diced tomatoes


1. Pat fish dry with paper towels. Season fish with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Cook fish in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes with a fork and is opaque throughout. Transfer fish to a serving platter, and keep warm.

2. Add onion and garlic to skillet, and sauté 1 to 2 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in capers, basil, oregano, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt; cook 1 minute. Reduce heat to low, add tomatoes, and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Top fish with tomato sauce.

*Frozen halibut or fresh or frozen cod may be substituted.

Susan Spann, Dunwoody, Georgia,

Southern Living

February 2009
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