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

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

smohme's Review

mariaro
January 05, 2015
I replaced halibut with Chilean Sea Bass. It was absolutely amazing!

Dougboy's Review

smohme
December 31, 2014
Perhaps the best fish recipe I've tried. I used swordfish because I couldn't find halibut. Very tasty!

carolfitz's Review

EZbaking
August 14, 2013
We've made this a few times since the issue came out. So very easy. We use whole leaf spinach and always clean two 8oz bags because we like more. Last night served Thomas Keller's gazpacho ( http://articles.latimes.com/2012/oct/03/news/lat-dd-dinner-tonight-thomas-kellers-gazpacho-20121002 ) and avocado-on-toast first. Then the halibut & spinach. Gorgeous presentations, great flavors.

Zamboni's Review

Zamboni
December 15, 2012
This was delicious and very simple. A friend brought me fresh halibut from Seattle, so I used this recipe. I had baby kale on hand instead of spinach, so I used that - it was wonderful! This is a winner! We will make again. Served with Near East Spanish rice and a salad.

mariaro's Review

SedonaRose
October 25, 2012
Incredibly easy, fast and delicious.

daneanp's Review

daneanp
October 11, 2012
Delicious. I didn't fry a piece of bacon, but used bacon fat to fry the fish that I had on hand then heated up some real bacon bits to sprinkle over the spinach. Served with three cheese risotto. I wouldn't hesitate to serve this to guests.

Ramonalite's Review

Jillybean84
April 15, 2012
So Simple and So Good - I had dinner on the table on a week night that was delicious and good for us. The bacon with the spinach seems decadent. I only made this for two - so i used one center cut strip of bacon - I wanted to keep the nutritional information about the same - if i make it for four will use the applewood bacon slice as written - this is a great go to recipe!

myrecipestest's Review

Ramonalite
January 19, 2012
yay!test

Lp2you's Review

steponme
October 28, 2011
One word, awesome! Oh yeah, one more word, easy! :)

Monique1672's Review

myrecipestest
October 02, 2011
This was excellent. Very easy to make and delicious!