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Poached Halibut Recipe

Rosadene Herold of Likeville, Indiana relies on her microwave to get delicious whitefish on the table in no time.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 halibut or cod fillets (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 whole peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon each dried thyme and salt


  • 1. Place the fillets in a microwave-safe dish; sprinkle with bouillon. In a bowl, combine the next seven ingredients. Pour over fish. Place lemon over fillets. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove fish and keep warm. Strain cooking liquid; reserve 2 tablespoons.
  • 2. For sauce, place butter and garlic in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 45 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients and reserved cooking liquid. Cook 30 seconds longer or until bubbly. Serve over fish. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 256 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 733mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat.

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