Butter Poached Halibut in Turmeric Sauce

Butter Poached Halibut in Turmeric Sauce
Cook / Prep Time: 25 min

This simple curry recipe will be sure to wow your guests! You can also substitute any kind of fish in this recipe—salmon, ling cod, black cod—depending on what’s in season. – Jen

4 6oz halibut fillets or steaks
2 tbsp unsalted butter 
2 cups bell pepper, diced
1 cup of onion, diced
1 can coconut milk (400mL) 
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp lime juice 
1 tbsp fish sauce
optional 1 small chili (minced)  
½ cup cilantro (chopped for plating) 
2 tsp turmeric 
1 tbsp coconut oil 
1 tsp salt

  • Combine coconut milk, garlic, lime juice, fish sauce, chili (optional), cilantro and turmeric in a blender. Blend until mixture is smooth.
  • In a large pan, melt 1 tbsp butter on medium heat. When butter is bubbling, poach halibut fillet for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until cooked. Transfer halibut onto a plate.
  • In the same pan, melt 1 tbsp butter on medium heat. Add onion and pepper into pan and cook for 3 minutes or until softened. 
  • Add blended coconut milk mixture and let come to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add halibut and any accumulated juice back to the skillet with the sauce. Simmer just long enough to reheat the halibut .
  • Serve the dish with wild rice or noodles. Garnish with additional chopped cilantro.

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