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Steamed Fish and Vegetables

Real Simple FEBRUARY 2006

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Other:15 Minutes


  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 3 yellow squash or zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 8-ounce skinless halibut fillets (about 1 inch thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs (such as basil, flat-leaf parsley, or thyme) (optional)
  • 2 lemons, halved


Place a steamer in a large saucepan. Add enough water to reach just below it. Bring to a boil. Add the vegetables, cover, and steam until tender, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and season with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Cover to keep warm.

If necessary, add more water to the pan. Return to a boil. Season the halibut with the remaining salt and the pepper. Place the halibut on the steamer, cover, and cook until it flakes easily and is the same color throughout, about 7 minutes.

Drizzle the halibut and vegetables with the oil. Sprinkle with the herbs (if using) and serve the lemon halves on the side.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 295
  • Protein: 40g
  • Carbohydrate: 17g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Calories: 50.9%
  • Calories: 22.3%
  • Calories from fat: 26.8%

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