TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound halibut steaks or other firm whitefish, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, julienned
  • 1 medium zucchini, julienned
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups chunky salsa
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 210 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 485mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry halibut in 2 teaspoons hot oil for 3-4 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork; remove and keep warm.
  2. Add the yellow squash, zucchini, mushrooms, cumin and remaining oil to the pan. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Return fish to the pan. Add salsa; heat through. Sprinkle with cilantro. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Salsa Fish Skillet in Light & Tasty August/September 2003, p6

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 135407
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

"I wasn't sure about the combination of flavors, but just made this for lunch and it was very good. Not only was it on the healthier side of things, it came together really fast. My husband loved it especially. I love finding recipes that use zucchini and squash (which always seem in abundance around here) and am definately adding this to my roster. The only substitution that was made was that I used cod instead of halibut."

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