Monday, February 11, 2013

Creamed Halibut

Frozen Halibut portions make a quick dinner  with fresh veggies and pasta.
There is just enough creaminess in this dish to coat the pasta and make it feel like a special meal... for two...or more
yet light enough to give a hint that spring is coming!

  • 4 - 6 ounce halibut fillets  (frozen and thawed)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 green onions
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups sliced button mushrooms
  • 8 - 10 stalks asparagus
  • 4 cups baby spinach  (keep one cup for garnish under the halibut)
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon crushed chili flakes  (optional)
  • 1/2 cup white wine (or chicken broth)
  • 1 cup cream
  • cooked Pasta of your choice
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Place halibut fillets in a greased  (use 1 tbsp butter) baking dish and salt and pepper each piece.
  3. Slice half the lemon and lay a slice over each piece of halibut.  Bake for about 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
  4. While the fish bakes, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add the vegetables (except the spinach)  and seasonings and fry until just tender.
  6. Add the wine and the cream and the juice from half the lemon and simmer a few minutes to condense.
  7. Just before serving add 3 cups of spinach and stir gently until it has wilted.
  8. Place the halibut over some fresh spinach.  Pour the sauce over the halibut and pasta.


  1. This sounds to Delicious! I'm planning to prepare and serve this on Valentine's Day - yippee

  2. A hint of Spring - what a wonderful thought. This dish looks healthy and delicious and yes, Springy!

  3. This looks and sounds delicious!

  4. That looks so lovely and sounds most delicious!

  5. This will be grand. Thanks.

  6. Made this dish on weekend, excellent!

  7. I said I would prepare this for our family Valentine's supper & I did. It was a HUGE success. My family LOVED it and I received nothing but praise. I did make one change to the recipe; I added Parmesan cheese to the sauce and served freshly grated Parmesan cheese with the meal.
    I will most certainly prepare this again, I am confident it will become a family favorite.

  8. This was delicious. I have to laugh though because in Wegman's in upstate NY the 6 oz halibut fillets were $10 each!!. Truly a special treat.