Poached Halibut in Lemon Tarragon Sauce

This is such a simple dish to make...everyone has made a similar dish at one time I am sure. But sometimes we forget how tasty and nutritious these simple recipes are.

You will need:
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • t tbsp of flour
  • 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth or veggie broth (you can make it with a bullion)
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice (fresh is always my motto)
  • 1 tsp of dried tarragon
  • 1 lb (4 nice fillets) of fresh (or frozen but thawed) halibut or haddock or cod about 1/2 inch thick and with small bones removed
  • some chopped fresh tarragon for garnish
Melt the butter in a large frying pan on medium heat. Sprinkle in the flour. Heat and stir for a minute. Slowly add the broth, stirring constantly until it boils and thickens. Add the lemon juice and the dried tarragon and stir. Pat the fillets dry with a paper towel and then add to the sauce. Reduce the heat to low and simmer covered for about 8 minutes until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Garnish with fresh tarragon.


  1. Well I'll be Trish..this looks sooo good..'Yummers' And I don't have to omit any ingredients!! Thank you..

  2. That looks so nice and easy! I will have to try white fish sometime soon!

  3. Wow you made me hungry. I love halibut and your header picture is just delicious.

  4. yey...another easy fish recipe. and it doesn't have dairy which is a bonus.....it is getting easier serving fish with all these good recipes!

  5. My family is not usually big on fish but this looks like something I need to try. Yum. Jodi B.

  6. wow. looks good, and easy. I'll make it tonight.

  7. I thought I'd worked up the nerve to try this poached Halibut, but my fingers shake so much, I spill everything out of the measuring spoon. I just know the game wardens will show up at any moment.