Photo: Karry Hosford
4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 2 tablespoons sauce)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Preheat broiler.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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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Ratings & Reviews

tarinar's Review

December 12, 2014

ChocolateRose's Review

January 23, 2014

MyTastyRecipes's Review

December 25, 2013
I must be missing something. My boyfriend and I thought this dish, particularly the tzatziki was very bland. I followed the directions as far as ingredients go for the marinade and sauce. I didn't put the yogurt on papertowel, but I can't imagine that affecting the flavor. This recipe just really needed some kick to it, some flavor. The sauce just tasted like plain yogurt. This is the first time I have ever given a Cooking Light recipe 1 star in the 10+ years I have been using their recipes.

brighteyes8's Review

October 28, 2013
Delicious! Easy, quick, unique flavor, and nutritious. Can't ask for much more than that. The star here is the tzatziki sauce. For only having four/five ingredients, the flavor is incredible. You will want to make it again for other uses. Served with wild rice casserole, roasted sweet peppers, and white wine. A green salad would be nice here too.

sika6061's Review

April 23, 2013