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Halibut with Lemon Caper Sauce

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!

Halibut with Lemon Caper Sauce

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 the butter 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.

Halibut with Lemon Caper Sauce

 

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

Halibut with Lemon Caper Sauce

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
  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
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42 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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. 🙁

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

    1. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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

    1. 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

  18. Grace is beautiful. We recently lost our 11 year old boxer to cancer. It was heartbreaking, but we will always cherish the love of a dog.

    1. Margaret,

      I have corrected the recipe. The butter is used at the end of the recipe for the sauce.

      Thanks,
      Pam