Moroccan Inspired Tomato Sauce with Halibut

February 18, 2021
7 Ratings
Photo by Tablecollective
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 4
What You'll Need
  • 4 pieces fresh halibut (6 ounces each)
  • 1 jar Tomato Bliss Oven-Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes (16 ounces)
  • 2 ounces olive oil
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small roasted red pepper seeded and cut into strips
  • 1 medium hot red chili seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons each shredded fresh cilantro and mint
  • salt & pepper
  1. Warm 1 oz olive oil in a heavy saucepan, add garlic, and cook gently for about a minute.
  2. Add oven-roasted heirloom tomatoes, coriander seeds, cumin, roasted pepper strips, red chili, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Warm the sauce for five to seven minutes.
  3. Pat the halibut filets dry, season with salt and pepper. Warm 1 oz olive oil in a heavy pan, when hot add the halibut filets. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, then flip in the pan and cook for 3 to 4 more minutes.
  4. Stir the fresh cilantro and mint into the sauce and spoon the warm sauce on the side of the fish.

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3 Reviews

ssmcardle February 22, 2021
Trying this tonight.... looks YUM.
pmurgia February 21, 2021
This halibut dish looks very sophisticated! I’ll try to plate as elegantly as you have. Thank you for the recipe!
e February 19, 2021
Halibut is my most favorite fish, and this recipe is a game-changer. Quick prep time and also makes a beautiful presentation, not to mention sublime taste. Put this one on repeat for any dinner party!