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Under 30 Minutes

Steamed Halibut

Serve this healthful, clean-tasting main dish with asparagus; try cooking it in the second layer of the steamer. We loved this recipe with halibut steaks. You can also make it with salmon steaks or Pacific cod.

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Steamed Halibut

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, March Winter 2009

Ingredients

  • Herbs such as basil, thyme, parsley, and tarragon
  • 2 halibut steaks
  • Salt
  • 1 lime

Directions

  1. Line a steamer with fresh mixed herbs. Season halibut steaks with salt; place on herbs. Cover, and steam over simmering water until opaque, 5 to 7 minutes. Add a squeeze of lime.

Variations

On "Mad Hungry," Lucinda seasoned the halibut steaks with pepper in addition to salt, and served the fish with steamed bok choy.

Cook's Note

Steaming in a closed vessel surrounds fillets or steaks with water vapor to produce clean, clear flavors. Place fish on a bed of herbs to infuse it subtly. Leave room for the steam to circulate and ensure even, rapid cooking. Try different stocks, citrus, or herbs for variations.

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