Halibut with Creamy Cheese Sauce

    45 min

    Succulent pieces of baked halibut are served with a delicious cream sauce, which is flavoured with garlic, herbs and chilli. Enjoy with potatoes, rice or pasta.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 (170g) halibut fillets
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 sprigs coriander leaves
    • 30g butter
    • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
    • 4 tablespoons finely chopped red pepper
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon crushed chillies
    • 4 tablespoons dry white wine
    • 1 teaspoon dried dill
    • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
    • 250ml chicken stock
    • 125ml single cream
    • 40g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 4 tablespoons toasted flaked almonds

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a shallow baking dish.
    2. Rub halibut with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, then season with salt and pepper. Place the fillets into the prepared baking dish, then press the coriander leaves onto the top of the halibut. Bake the halibut in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the spring onions, red pepper, garlic and crushed chillies until the vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes. Pour in the white wine and season with dill and tarragon. Simmer for 2 minutes, then add the chicken stock, single cream, Parmesan cheese and remaining lemon juice; season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to the boil over medium-high heat, then dissolve the flour into the water and stir into the boiling sauce. Return to the boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the halibut to serve.

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    Amazing!  -  13 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The Creamy Garlic and Herb Sauce perfectly complimented the mild flavor of the Halibut, and tasted incredible. The sauce was quick and easy to make, and was done at the same time the fillets were ready to plate. This dish went well with a glass of wine and was a perfect main dish for a romantic candle light dinner for two.  -  29 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    excellent dish....i didn't add tarragon or cilantro because i didn't have anyone. those ingredients were not necessary. this is a gourmet dish.  -  23 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)