Spanish-Style Halibut

Spanish-Style Halibut Recipe
Smoked paprika contrasts nicely with the sweet halibut. If you can't find fresh halibut fillets, substitute snapper or another firm white fish. Plate with herbed Israeli couscous.


4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1/2 cup spinach mixture)

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Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 214
Caloriesfromfat 21 %
Fat 5.1 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 2.7 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 37.4 g
Carbohydrate 2.4 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Cholesterol 57 mg
Iron 2.9 mg
Sodium 475 mg
Calcium 124 mg


1 slice applewood-smoked bacon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 (6-ounce) skinless halibut fillets
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach


Cook the bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, and crumble. Set aside.

Combine 1/2 teaspoon salt, smoked paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly over fish. Add fish to drippings in pan, and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Remove fish from pan, and keep warm.

Add 2 teaspoons garlic to pan, and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in bacon. Add spinach to pan, and cook for 1 minute or until the spinach begins to wilt. Serve with fish.


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Karen Levin,

Cooking Light

July 2007
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