"This is a very easy seared halibut with a buttery wine and caper sauce! It takes hardly any time at all to make, but it is sure to leave a lasting impression." — Barbara Tantrum
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2 (8 ounce) steaks
salt and pepper to taste
capers, with liquid
"Capers and Halibut"--what an ordinary name for such an extraordinary dish! The pan roasted halibut becomes nicely golden brown and caramelized, while the sauce, although it includes no lemon juice, is inspired by that used in the classic Veal or Chicken Piccata. Simple to prepare, remarkably pretty presentation, with delicious results. I served this with rice, but a side of pasta with garlic and olive oil would also be a perfect complement.
This has way too much butter, and it doesn't need the extra salt. The capers have enough salt in them to carry the dish. Cut the butter in half. For two halibut steaks that is more than adequate. With those changes, easily a 5 star.
Fantastic!! This was simple and delicious. I also made the "cheesy acorn squash" recipe from this site to go along with it and a nice white wine. My husband was in heaven! One thing... go easy on the caper juice-very salty.
Prior to making this recipe, I was not a huge fan of fish. Now, I am!
Everyone LOVED it!
As a side dish, I made all recipe's "Asparagus Cashew Rice Pilaf". The dishes complimented each other very nicely. Enjoy!
Completely delicious. Took other posters' advice and cut down a bit on the butter, but sauce was still indescribably good (we had it tonight and it's already been requested again!). Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Just as stated, this is easy and delicious! I will make this again and again.
fantastic..never cooked with capers before. The halibut was cooked in a teflon pan so no real brown bits, I'll try an iron pan next time. As the halibut was already cooked after the first bit I just mixed it in the sauce to warm it up and it came out great. No add ons or substitutes. If your weary about capers, dont add the full 3 tbsp, add only one tbsp, the caper liquid and cooking of them will add the taste that is required.
Great recipe. I used tilapia because that's what I hada on hand and it still turned out great.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Capers and Halibut
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 153
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