Monday, May 20, 2013

80--- Easy Marinara-Poached Halibut

This is the recipe for those who do not like to eat fish.

This is the recipe for those who do not like to touch fish.

Fortunately, this is also the recipe that those of you who LOVE fish will enjoy as well.

One dish, minimal fishy contact, delicious result.

Easy Marinara-Poached Halibut
Serves 4

2 tsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 tsp fennel seed
16 oz canned marinara sauce (I like Hunt's Basil Garlic Oregano in 8 oz cans- lower sodium- no added sugar)
1/2 cup water
1 lb fresh halibut, skinned
1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
Salt and fresh ground black pepper

In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add minced garlic and fennel seed.  Saute until fragrant, ~ 3 minutes.  Add in marinara sauce and water and bring to a simmer.  Sprinkle halibut with salt and pepper.  Reduce heat to medium-low, stir in basil, then gently place halibut filets into the sauce.  Scoop sauce over the top to cover.  

Cover saucepan and cook until fish is opaque and easily flakes, ~ 10-15 minutes.

Serve 4 oz of fish covered with marinara.

Nutrition Info per 1 serving: 213 calories, 7 g fat, 26 g protein,  10 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 


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  2. I can't tell you how much your blog has helped motivate me to do better. I busted my butt for two and a half years and lost 120 lbs, then broke my ankle and gained back 30. I am now back on the wagon and do so much better when I think of it as eating healthy instead of a diet. This time around I invested in myself and bought a fitbit, and feel so much better. I still have a lot to lose, but I am taking it in small bites. I was wondering if you could do an entry on salad dressings. I HATE salad dressing. It is either too sweet or too salty and has no flavor and too many calories to fit into my day for such a little thing. I am getting tired of the same old same old. Any suggestions? I have no problem whipping up my own. Thank you so much!!!!

  3. this looks good, but especially in that beautiful bowl! can you tell us about it? (so some of us might acquire some dishes like it.)

  4. Congratulations Ellen! Keep up the great work. I'm so happy that you find the blog an inspiration. Pass on the word!

  5. The plate is from World Market. Yes- they look at me like I am crazy when I just buy one plate.