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Poached Halibut with Lemon-Herb Sauce

Cooking Light JANUARY 2011 Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1 tablespoon sauce) Total:22 Minutes


3 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2 tablespoons chopped seeded jalapeño pepper

1 tablespoon grated lemon rind

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

4 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro

4 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 lemon sections, finely chopped

6 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns

2 green onions, coarsely chopped

1 parsley sprig

1 cilantro sprig

4 (6-ounce) halibut fillets

Preparation 1. Combine first 8 ingredients. 2. Combine water and next 5 ingredients (through cilantro sprig) in a large skillet; bring to a low simmer (180° to 190°). Add fish; cook 10 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove fish from pan with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce.

Sustainable Choice: Halibut is a readily available, sustainable option with mild flavor and firm flesh.