Seared Halibut With Lemon Caper Sauce

When the family’s away for the weekend…

..I eat seafood.

I have a sad, sad story to share with you.

I am the only person in my small little 4 person family who eats seafood.

At the moment.

I pray to the gods everyday that someone will convert. Might be my vegetarian-when-it-pleases-him son, might be my getting more adventurous daughter who likes plain tuna at the moment.

Most definitely and unfortunately won’t be my stuck-in-his-seafood-hating-ways husband.

So this recipe has one small, sad, lonely Halibut steak.

It was just me.

A halibut steak.

And a bottle of wine.

And a recipe was born!

*fear not, the unused portion of the bottle of wine went to very, very good use.*

Ingredients Needed:
2 halibut steaks
1/3 cup of flour
2 tbsp butter
2 cloves of garlic
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 tbsp capers
1 tbsp minced fresh parsley
1/2 of a lemon, zested and juiced

Rinse and pat dry your halibut. For lucky people who have family members who actually eat seafood, this recipe has enough sauce for two servings.

Dredge the fish through the flour.

Melt the butter in a frying pan and start cooking the fish. You can sprinkle on some pepper at this point, some salt, season it up a bit. Cook on a medium heat so the butter doesn’t burn.

In another small pot, start the butter melting and add the minced garlic.

The steaks should take about 6 minutes per side on a medium heat and when they are done, flake like this.

Now, I was not going to deglaze the pan that I fried the fish in.

Ew. It’s just not the same as getting good chicken flavor. I love my seafood, but I draw the line there, it just is not appealing with this recipe.

So the sauce is made in a separate pot. Add in the lemon juice, parsley, capers,wine and zest.

Simmer it a while until the liquid is reduced.

Serve like this, place the fish steak on the plate and drizzle the sauce, heavy on the lovely tidbits that are in the sauce.

Just like a chicken picatta, but with fish!

Seared Halibut With Lemon Caper Sauce
Like chicken picatta, but with healthy fish instead! Sooo tasty!
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Recipe type: main course,seafood,fish
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
  • 2 halibut steaks
  • ⅓ cup of flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ⅓ cup dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • ½ of a lemon, zested and juiced
Instructions
  1. Rinse and pat dry your halibut. For lucky people who have family members who actually eat seafood, this recipe has enough sauce for two servings.
  2. Dredge the fish through the flour.
  3. Melt the butter in a frying pan and start cooking the fish. You can sprinkle on some pepper at this point, some salt, season it up a bit. Cook on a medium heat so the butter doesn’t burn.
  4. In another small pot, start the butter melting and add the minced garlic.
  5. The steaks should take about 6 minutes per side on a medium heat and when they are done, flake like this.
  6. So the sauce is made in a separate pot. Add in the lemon juice, parsley, capers,wine and zest.
  7. Simmer it a while until the liquid is reduced.
  8. Serve like this, place the fish steak on the plate and drizzle the sauce, heavy on the lovely tidbits that are in the sauce.

 

 

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