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Halibut with Hoisin Sauce

Halibut is a buttery, mild white fish. Like most fish, it cooks quickly so be sure to have the hoisin sauce ready to go before you start cooking.

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  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/2 pounds halibut fillets, skin and bones removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or canola oil

Serves 4

  1. Make the sauce by combining the hoisin sauce, lime juice, honey, garlic and cilantro in a small bowl. Taste and season with salt as desired. (Note:  You can make the sauce up to 3 days ahead and keep it covered in the refrigerator.)
  2. When ready to cook, season both sides of the halibut with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a skillet large enough to hold the fillets in one layer (use two skillets or work in batches if necessary.)
  4. Place the fillets in the skillet skin-side up. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on one side (depending on thickness), and then turn over and cook for 2 to 4 minutes more, depending on desired doneness.
  5. Before removing from the pan, brush the fillets on both sides with the prepared hoisin sauce. Serve immediately.
Serve with:  Long Grain Brown Rice


Thanks. I have just started getting into the kitchen. My wife is a southern style cook and likes to make just about everything fried and unhealthy as possible. As I am about to hit the 40 yr old mark, I can't continue to eat this way unless I want to keep seeing those strange looks on my doctors face when he gets my yearly labs back. In other words, for the sake of my family's health, I have decided to take over the kitchen. Hopefully, I can do this without offending anyone. Thanks for the tips!

S. S.