Vegetable-Topped Halibut

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I enjoy fish and we typically have it at least once a week. This is a nice quick evening meal that is Diabetic friendly. The recipe is from Better Homes and Gardens Spcial Interest Publications Low Calorie and Low-Fat Recipes 1994.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare the sauce, combine the squash, mushrooms, onion, garlic, lemon zest, salt and 1/4 cup water in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer about 4 minutes or until nearly tender.
  3. Drain and return the vegetables to the pan.
  4. In a large skillet, bring chicken broth to a boil.
  5. Carefully add the fish, spooning liquid over fish; reduce heat, cover and simmer until fish begins to flake easily (approximately 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2 inch of thickness).
  6. Remove fish from the broth using a slotted spoon and place on individual serving plates.
  7. While the fish cooks, combine the tomatoes, cornstarch, basil and pepper sauce.
  8. Add this to vegetable mixture and cook stirring gently over medium heat till thickened and bubbly.
  9. Cook and stir an additional 2 minutes; spoon sauce over fish.
  10. Garnish with fresh basil or lemon slices and enjoy.
Most Helpful

We try to have fish at least once a week, and this was a great healthy way to serve it. The vegetable combination was so good with the fish, no need for any tartar sauce.

Ginny Sue September 08, 2009

I made this with a 1-inch thick halibut steak and it cooked up perfectly! I've never cooked fish this was before - so healthy - but I will definately be doing it again. I really loved the flavor of the veggie topping. My hubby is the fish-eater of the household and he gives this 5+ stars for sure - a keeper!

loof November 05, 2007

I made this with haddock since the fish counter was not carrying halibut. It is a flavorful and satisfying low-fat dish. I think I might like it even better with the halibut.

echo echo October 10, 2006