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Tzatziki is a yogurt-based Greek condiment that traditionally contains cucumber. Using fennel in place of cucumber adds sweetness and a mild licorice flavor to the sauce. Fennel seeds impart a slightly nutty flavor in the marinade. Substitute snapper when you can't find fresh halibut.

David Bonom
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2002

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Credit: Karry Hosford

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 2 tablespoons sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 5 ingredients and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large zip-top plastic bag; add fish. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning occasionally.

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  • Preheat broiler.

  • Spoon yogurt onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels; spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes. Scrape into a bowl using a rubber spatula. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, shredded fennel bulb, chopped fennel fronds, and garlic. Cover and refrigerate.

  • Remove fish from bag; discard marinade. Place fish on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with yogurt sauce.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

239 calories; calories from fat 24%; fat 6.5g; saturated fat 1.4g; mono fat 2.8g; poly fat 1.4g; protein 37.6g; carbohydrates 5.9g; fiber 0.6g; cholesterol 56mg; iron 1.6mg; sodium 358mg; calcium 202mg.
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