Poached Halibut Bowl

  • Date September 29, 2013
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Halibut to me means fish tacos. I don't relate halibut to anything else. But there are only so many fish tacos you can eat (well not true, I could eat them everyday); however, in a quest to prove to my husband who is convinced that halibut always turns out dry, I decided to create a poached halibut recipe. I have made this recipe twice and both times I have been uber satisfied. Patting myself on the back and praising the large fresh halibut that makes it into my house thanks to many fisherwomen and fishermen friends.

This recipe makes giant bowls of hot delicious halibut in a spicy miso/horseradish sauce and cabbage.The leftovers are just as good!


Serves 2
350 calories per serving

  • 8 oz halibut (one medium/large halibut steak)
  • Shallots, 4 tbls, chopped
  • Miso Paste, 2 tbls
  • Spicy horseradish, to taste
  • Cabbage, shredded, 4 cups
  • Cherry Tomatoes, 12 tomatoes
  • Chicken broth, 1 cup
  • Spinach or swiss chard, 8 cups
  • Bean sprouts, 1 cup
  • Balsamic Vinegar Glaze, 2 tbls


  • Add the shallots to a fry pan and fry
  • Add the chicken broth and stir in the miso paste and horseradish
  • Add the halibut (chopped or sliced to your desire) and cover
  • Let simmer as long as you like
  • Then add in the shredded cabbage and cook another 10 minutes
  • Then add in the cherry tomatoes and continue to cook
  • Watch your liquid ingredients at this point. If you have too much, leave it uncovered to steam off the liquid or cover if it seems to be drying
  • Cook for as long as you like or until the cabbage reaches your desired tenderness
  • At the very end, right before serving, add in the spinach or swiss chard and bean sprouts. 
  • Dish and serve with balsamic glaze

Husband Friendly Version:

I tend to try some of my new recipes without the husband, plus I then get the leftovers for my lunch. To create this husband friendly version, I bragged about how great the meal was and then showed him the beautiful photos of the meal. This psychology treatment is to trick him into thinking that he has actually had this meal through the conversation and with photos. Once I do share with him, I will post back to report how he turned it into husband friendly. My guess is rice or cheese or both? 

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