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Vanilla Butter Poached Halibut with Ancho Orange Drizzle

This delightful recipe blends unique ingredients in a familiar yet original way .


  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons Spice Islands Ground Ancho Chili
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces 6-8 ounces halibut fillets
  • 2 tablespoons Spice Islands All Natural No Corn Syrup Added Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon koesher salt

How to Make It

  1. Mix the orange zest, ground ancho chili, sugar and rice wine vinegar together in a medium saucepan


  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until sugar dissolves and mixture becomes a thick syrup, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat


  5. Preheat broiler


  7. Melt butter over medium heat in a saucepan at least 2 inches deep, and wide enough to contain butter and halibut


  9. Stir in vanilla, and then add the halibut. Partially cover and cook for 5 minutes per side, turning once


  11. Place halibut skin-side down on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until light golden brown


  13. Place fillets on a serving dish and drizzle with ancho-orange mixture