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