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Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett Photo by: Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Seared Halibut With Herbed Tomato Sauce

Southern Living FEBRUARY 2009

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Cook time:21 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 199
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 5.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 29.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.9g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Cholesterol: 43.6mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
  • Sodium: 559mg
  • Calcium: 91mg

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