Halibut with Lemon Caper Sauce

I found a nice piece of halibut to serve with the Steamer Clams with Tomato, Garlic, Lemon, Dill, and Parsley I was making for dinner recently. I decided to make a simple lemon caper sauce to top the pan cooked fish. It was a tangy and flavorful sauce and topped the moist and tender halibut perfectly. This fish paired nicely with the clams, crusty bread,  and the Garlicky Green Beans. The entire meal was a big hit with all of us – I love it when that happens!

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Season both sides of the halibut then dredge in flour then place directly into the hot skillet. Cook halibut until golden, about 3 minutes. Carefully flip the fish over and cook until golden but being careful not to overcook. Place on a plate and loosely cover with a tin foil tent.

Add a drizzle of olive oil to the pan then add the garlic; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Deglaze the skillet with the chicken broth,  lemon juice, and zest. Add capers and parsley then cook until the sauce reduces a little bit. Taste the sauce and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, if needed. Pour the sauce over the fish and serve immediately. Enjoy.

 

Personal Note:

We adopted our first dog! We have always had cats but we decided it would be good for our kids to experience the unconditional love of a dog. After searching the rescue centers and humane societies we finally found the one for us.  The humane society, where we found her, says she is an Australian Cattle Dog/ Mix but we think she may have Corgi, Boxer, and possibly Beagle in her. She’s a year old and very playful, energetic, sweet, and loving. We think she has lived in a pound her whole life. She was totally freaked out by the television and she doesn’t know how to walk down stairs.  She was shipped from California to our Portland Humane Society in hopes she would find a home here. She chose us and we couldn’t be more thrilled. She’s so happy to have a home and we are so grateful to have her. She also REALLY LOVES our kids and they adore her. Now if only our cat will fall in love with her too!!!

Sweet Grace holding onto her tennis ball

Crashed after a long day of walks and playing with kids

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Halibut with Lemon Caper Sauce

Ingredients:

2-3 tsp olive oil
1 lb halibut fillet, skinless
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
3 tbsp flour
1/3 cup chicken broth
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp capers, drained and rinsed
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Season both sides of the halibut then dredge in flour then place directly into the hot skillet. Cook halibut until golden, about 3 minutes. Carefully flip the fish over and cook until golden but being careful not to overcook. Place on a plate and loosely cover with a tin foil tent.

Add a drizzle of olive oil to the pan then add the garlic; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Deglaze the skillet with the chicken broth, lemon juice, and zest. Add capers and parsley then cook until the sauce reduces a little bit. Taste the sauce and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, if needed. Pour the sauce over the fish and serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking
Original recipe by Alaska From Scratch

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39 Responses to “Halibut with Lemon Caper Sauce”

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    Martha — April 21, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    That looks perfect and so delicious!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — April 21, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

    Grace is beautiful, I hope to see some future pictures of the cat and dog in sweet snuggle sessions! :)

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    bellini — April 21, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    Grace is a sweetie. Looks like a fun addition to the family. Halibut has been my favourite fish for the last few years, even over my beloved salmon, and with the addition of lemon..I’m there.

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    Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon — April 21, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

    Pinning. This sounds fabulous.

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    Kris — April 21, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

    Congratulations! Your new family member will give you all of the love in the world. I think adopting a pet is so great! You won’t regret it!
    The halibut sounded so good too!!!
    xo Kris

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — April 21, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

    I LOVE halibut and this looks sooooo good! Will be giving this one a try. Lovely post. Grace is such a cutie. Congrats on the newest addition. :)

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    lenia — April 21, 2013 @ 11:40 pm

    Oh my God,she is adorable!Your life is going to be more beautiful!Trust me on that
    !I hope you enjoy her company as much as I enjoy the company of my dog!
    Great recipe!
    Hugs from Greece,dear Pam!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 22, 2013 @ 1:06 am

    Awww too cute! She definitely has that adorable boxer face and those cute corgi ears! Now I need to get me a dog.

    Oh and this lemon caper sauce – YES! I could slather that on anything and everything!

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    Larry — April 22, 2013 @ 2:19 am

    I believe you did good with the dog because every child needs that special bond and great that you saved one as well. Your fish looks delicious and has our favorite sauce for white fish.

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    Daria — April 22, 2013 @ 4:43 am

    Rescues are so great! She looks like a sweetheart. While your cat may never love her I hope peaceful coexistence works out for you. Congratulations on your new family member.

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    Jenn — April 22, 2013 @ 5:39 am

    Oh my gosh, Pam, she is adorable!! What a great addition to the family. I’m sure your kids are just loving her!
    The fish looks great too… lovin’ the sauce :)

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    April@BarbellsandBellinis — April 22, 2013 @ 6:39 am

    Grace is precious. Congratulations to you and your family – she will bring you so much joy. And the halibut looks phenomenal! I am so jealous of you west coasters for your abundant supply of halibut.

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    Alicia — April 22, 2013 @ 7:23 am

    What a sweetheart! Way to go! “The unconditional love of a dog” — so true!

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    Nani — April 22, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    Congrats on the pup! She is super cute :) good luck with her and there truly is nothing that can measure with growing up with dogs. I grew up among big dogs (newfoundlands) and I can’t imagine a life without ‘em now :)

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    Laura M. — April 22, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    Congrats and welcome to Grace!! She is a beautiful girl and I’m sure she’ll be running up and down those stairs in no time!!! The fish looks awesome, too. Do you think the sauce would work well with chicken or pork? My husband is allergic to fish. :(

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    • Pam replied: — April 22nd, 2013 @ 9:19 am

      Laura,

      It would be wonderful on chicken or pork. It was a simple and tasty sauce.

      Pam

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    Catherine — April 22, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    Dear Pam, She is a beautiful dog and very blessed to find a loving home.
    I am sure the cat will adjust with time.

    The halibut looks delicious. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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    Carmen Rosa — April 22, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    Congratulations, Grace is a sweetie. Your recipes looks delicious!!!!

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    gloria — April 22, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    she is so sweet!!! I love your dish Pam!

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    Joanne — April 22, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    She is SO beautiful!! Congratulations!!

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    Marjie — April 22, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    Grace is a cute little dog, and I’m sure your kids will love. Your son especially will like to have someone to bounce around with him.

    Your fish looks great, and I’m sure that sauce would work well on a variety of light meats.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 22, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    Such a gorgeous, light and summery dish Pam! Thanks for sharing. You’re going to love life with your new pup – they can be a challenge at first but they’re an absolute blast!

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    Jovina Coughlin — April 22, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    She is adorable.

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    Rhonda (@diningalone) — April 22, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    She is absolutely adorable, looks almost part basenji! Kudos for adopting also :)

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    vanillasugarblog — April 22, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    thank you so much for adopting a dog.
    having done a lot of volunteer work with shelters, I’m always so happy to see one go to a good family.
    and I know you are a very good family!

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    Blond Duck — April 22, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

    Grace wants some halibut!

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    Colleen — April 22, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

    Grace is beautiful and has such wisdom in her eyes. As someone who has worked in a vet clinic, I’m so glad you have found each other.
    Can’t wait to try the fish and especially the sauce.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — April 22, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

    Congratulations on getting a dog, Grace looks like a sweetie. The halibut looks wonderful.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — April 22, 2013 @ 8:50 pm

    She is a beauty, Pam. Hope the cat enjoy her company too.
    The halibut looks very tender and succulent.

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    George Robinson — April 23, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    Love your recipes. I think that Grace may be a Basenji cross.

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    JoAnn — April 23, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

    Love this dish, am definitley making this. And the puppy is cute, always nice to see a shelter dog (or cat) get a loving home.

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    catalaya — April 24, 2013 @ 8:13 am

    This is a superb dish! I love it!
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    Cheryl Dunkin — April 24, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    Hurray, you got a dog, I bet the kids are over the moon, every kid needs a dog! What a cutie pie to boot!

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    J.Mill — April 24, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    Cute puppy! So glad you adopted from a shelter.

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    Jodi L. — November 18, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

    I just happened to stumble across this recipe and your dog totally caught my eye. She looks a lot like the dog I rescued four years ago. I’d put out there that she might have some Basenji in her. Google it and look at the similarities. Her markings and head make me wonder. She’s really pretty.

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    • Pam replied: — November 19th, 2013 @ 8:26 am

      We do think she has some Basenji, possibly Staffordshire, Beagle, Boxer, and Cattle Dog in her. Basically, she’s a mutt. She’s sweet, loving, happy, and wonderful dog!

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    West Family. Orange County, Ca. — November 30, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    Was looking for an easy recipe to use our sweet lemons from our tree. This was a winner! Thanks! Happy Holidays! Woof Woof to the doggy.

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    Elisabeth — January 29, 2014 @ 3:17 pm

    I am looking at/saving/pinning lots of your yummy-looking recipes! I got to this recipe and began scrolling down…..the dog you got stopped me in my tracks! My dog of 12 years (Samm) died about 2 years ago. She looked almost EXACTLY like your pup above. We were told she was a similar mix you described (boxer/Australian shepard). She was the BEST dog: protective, sweet, playful, sensitive, and unbelievably sweet. We took her everywhere. I miss her, and your post makes me want to find another mix just like this. <3

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    • Pam replied: — January 29th, 2014 @ 4:09 pm

      Elisabeth,

      Grace is the most wonderful dog. She has a lot of energy and is super smart. She’s great with our kids, loyal, grateful, loving, and fun. We all absolutely adore her and can’t imagine life without her!

      Pam

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