Lemon and Garlic Poached Halibut
Dress Up the Ordinary
This fresh, simple, and elegant way to prepare halibut is a winner in any season. The tart lemon and savory garlic beautifully complement the tender white fish filets.
2 tablespoons Fumet de Poisson Gold®
4 cups water
1/4 cup dry white wine
Finely grated zest and juice of 2 lemons
3 cloves garlic, crushed
8 stems fresh parsley, plus additional for garnish
1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
4 6-ounce halibut filets, skin removed
4 lemon wedges
Combine the Fumet de Poisson Gold®, water, and wine in a skillet over medium heat. Whisk until the Fumet de Poisson Gold® dissolves. Add the lemon zest and juice, garlic, parsley, and peppercorns and bring to a simmer. Cover the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove the lid from the pan and gently transfer the halibut filets into the poaching liquid. Adjust the heat so the liquid is just barely at a simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes, until the filets are opaque in the center.
Serve the halibut sprinkled with a little coarse salt and drizzled with olive oil. Garnish each filet with a lemon wedge and a sprig of parsley.
Note: if you like, after the halibut has cooked strain the poaching liquid, reheat it, and serve the filets in shallow bowls with the poaching liquid poured around them.
Wine Pairing: White Burgundy, Chablis, or Sauvignon Blanc