Olive Oil-Poached Halibut with Olives, Capers, and Artichokes

Olive Oil-Poached Halibut with Olives, Capers, and Artichokes
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Poached Halibut
Ali Rosen
Poached Halibut

Halibut is a delicious, juicy fish with a delicate flavor, so you always want to make it the star of the dish. By poaching the halibut in an infused olive oil, you can keep the fish prominent but still pack it with flavor.

Check out more Hearty and Healthy Halibut Recipes.

4
Servings
1659
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3  cups  olive oil
  • 1/2  cup  green olives, pitted and halved
  • 2  tablespoons  capers
  • 1/2  cup  artichoke hearts, diced
  • 1/2  cup  cherry tomatoes, halved
  • lemons
  • Salt
  • 24  ounces  halibut fillets, cut into 4 pieces

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan with a cover until it is very hot but not boiling. Try to ensure that the saucepan is just large enough for the halibut to fit and be submerged, but not so large that you need more olive oil.

Reduce the heat on the saucepan to a medium simmer. Add the next 4 ingredients to the saucepan, squeeze 1 of the lemons into the pan, and add a dash of salt. Let the ingredients cook in the oil for 10 minutes (or longer if you would like the flavor to be stronger).

Remove as much of the olives, capers, artichokes, and tomatoes from the olive oil (so as not to crowd the pan) and put aside. Add in the halibut fillets, making sure that they are entirely submerged in the oil. If they are not, you can add more oil but make sure to bring the heat level back up to keep it hot. Let the halibut cook for 6-8 minutes.

Serve with another dash of salt on the fish and surrounded by the other ingredients.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
159g
100%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
130g
100%
Cholesterol
103mg
34%
Carbohydrate, by difference
22g
17%
Protein
42g
91%
Vitamin A, RAE
46µg
7%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
54mg
5%
Choline, total
127mg
30%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
29µg
7%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
51mg
16%
Niacin
14mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
492mg
70%
Selenium, Se
93µg
100%
Sodium, Na
372mg
25%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
10µg
67%
Water
176g
7%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Olive Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Olive Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

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