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Halibut With Lemon-Caper Sauce Recipe

Halibut With Lemon-Caper Sauce
Posted by: jack Thu, 1 Apr 2004, at 8:10 a.m.
Source: Houston Chronicle

1 1/2 pounds halibut fillets, cut into 8 pieces
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 to 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
1/4 cup small capers, rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley

Season halibut well on both sides with salt and pepper. Place flour in a pie plate. Place 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Dip four pieces of fish in flour and place in hot skillet. Cook, turning once, until fish is opaque and edges are golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a warm platter. Add more oil to skillet, if necessary, and repeat with remaining fish.
After fish is cooked, add remaining 2 tablespoons oil, shallots and capers to skillet. Sauté 1 minute, until shallots are golden. Add lemon juice and zest, and bring to a boil. Simmer 1 minute; add 1/4 teaspoon salt and a pinch of pepper. Remove from heat and swirl in butter and parsley. Spoon over fish and serve.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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