Poached Halibut With Tomato and Basil
photo by Meekocu2
- Ready In:
- Season fish with salt and pepper.
- In a large skillet add the oil.
- Arrange fish in the pan and turn to coat in oil, then add garlic, shallots and wine.
- Top each fillet of fish with 1/4 of the tomatoes.
- Place the pan on the stove top and bring the liquid to a boil over medium high heat.
- Top the pan with a tight fitting lid and reduce heat to moderate.
- Cook fish 8 to 10 minutes until opaque and flaky, but not dry.
- Carefully transfer fish topped with tomatoes to dinner plates or serving plate with a thin spatula.
- Spoon pan juices over the fish.
- Squeeze the wedge of lemon over the cooked fish and top each fillet with lots of torn or shredded basil.
- Serve immediately.
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Have made this many times before, but just now getting around to reviewing it both here (to also add photo) and at Food Network. Very fresh tasting. Light. Served with a side of Jasmine rice and a salad. Had some cherry tomatoes I needed to use up so I cooked them down in a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper to use instead of canned and 3 cloves of garlic instead of one, (our taste). Loved the addition of the fresh basil on top at the end as a finishing. Used Tilapia as it what was on sale this week. Will be definitely making it again!