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Poached Halibut in Lemon-Thyme Broth

Cooking halibut in lemon-and-thyme-infused broth imparts a delicate taste. The poaching liquid is delicious, too, so serve this dish with a spoon.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2004
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Cook's Notes

If you can't get fillets already skinned, remove the skins after cooking. Sea bass and striped bass are also delicious poached.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • FAW26706862
    4 FEB, 2019
    Easy and delicious, nice combination with the halibut. I used dried thyme instead. I am going to use it for cod as well :)
  • cgnyny
    13 MAY, 2012
    Very good recipe. This is a great, light dish that is easy to make and has great flavors. The halibut, lemon and thyme are a great combination. General comment on this was that the lemon was a bit too strong: I would recommend the zest from just one lemon. I would also keep the burner on very low when you put the fish in the poaching liquid, to keep it warm. But overall a great meal!
  • Dianeinri
    3 AUG, 2011
    Tried this 2 times with two different white fish. Came out great each time. Poaching fish...who knew you could poach more than just an egg!
  • perambulator
    7 AUG, 2010
    Fantastic. Simple to make with ingredients at hand. The broth is intensely lemony, but rewarding

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