Quick Halibut Provencal

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

So simple and easy and, yes, quick, you won't believe how good it is! By way of the Los Angeles Times.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick saute pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Lightly season the fish with salt and add the fillets to the pan and sear until they have good color, about 4 minutes.
  3. Turn over the fillets, reduce the heat to low and cook 1 minute.
  4. Remove the fish to a plate and keep warm.
  5. Add the garlic and shallots to the pan and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  6. Add the tomatoes, olives, capers, pepper flakes, vinegar and one-half teaspoon salt and saute 1 minute.
  7. Increase the heat to medium and simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes, until the vegetables are cooked through and the sauce is bubbly. Add the fish back into the sauce during the final minute of cooking.
  8. Transfer the fillets to a platter, spoon the sauce over and sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and the torn basil and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Great fish. We loved the olives in it. I added more garlic and balsamic vinegar and used fresh tomatoes.

Maito August 04, 2012

TO DIE FOR!!! Absolute best halibut dish we've tried and we've tried A LOT! Loved the medley of flavors. Was very skeptical about using canned tomatoes, but with the kalamata's and capers, this was a HUGE hit! I increased the garlic to about 5 cloves and increased the crushed red pepper flakes. Forgot all about the basil and had a heck of a dinner! This is our new favorite halibut recipe and will be made regularly! Thank you for posting!

RedVinoGirl October 12, 2009

You know that song.... "These Are a Few of My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music???? (OK, embarassing that I even know that song!) I swear, THIS is the meal that swarms through my head as I eat each bite. It is so, so good. Fresh, lively, flavorful and INSANELY delicious over linguine. Holy cow, soooooooooooo perfect. Make this and love it!!!!

hollyfrolly June 16, 2008

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a