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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 157.1
  • Total Fat: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.2 mg
  • Sodium: 493.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 17.6 g

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Halibut Stew with Fresh Herbs

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Halibut Stew with Fresh Herbs

Introduction

This fresh fish stew is chock full of herbs and veggies. It's slightly unusual and completely delicious. This fresh fish stew is chock full of herbs and veggies. It's slightly unusual and completely delicious.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 T olive oil
    1 medium onion, finely chopped
    1 can (14.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes
    (or 6 roma tomatoes, skins and seeds removed, then chopped)
    pinch white pepper
    2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
    1/2 cup white wine (optional)
    1/3 cup ground almonds
    12 oz halibut fillets, cut into 1 inch cubes
    2 cups loosely chopped bok choy (or shredded fresh spinach)
    2 T fresh chopped basil (optional)
    1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley (optional)

Directions

Place a large saute pan over moderate heat; add oil. Add chopped onions and saute, stirring for 2-3 minutes. Don't let the onions brown. If using wine, add it to the pan, and, with a wooden spoon, scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen any onion that might have stuck. Add tomatoes and pepper; bring to a simmer. Cook for 3 minutes. Add stock and almonds; stir to combine. Add bok choy and simmer to wilt; 2 minutes. Add halibut and cook until fish becomes opaque, approx. 4-5 minutes.
If using herbs, add just before serving.

Recipe makes 6 servings with 2-3 ounces of halibut per serving. Addition of wine will add less than 10 calories per serving.

Serve this over brown rice (calories not included).






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  • Incredible!
    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe using the suggested ingredients and it was great. The almonds thickened the sauce to my surprise and gave the dish a lovely creamy appearance. Delicious, although it is for six, try keeping them away from seconds! - 11/11/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    A tasty fish stew -- substituted tilapia for the halibut and kale for the bok choy. Will definitely make again. - 12/8/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I had been looking for a good simple fish soup and this is it. I did make a couple of changes; I use chicken broth instead of vegetable broth since that's what I had on hand and left out the ground almonds since I didn't have any. Hubby liked it. - 10/13/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was easy to prepare and much more satisfying than I had expected. The almonds add a lot to the dish. I added fresh scallops and replaced the vegetable broth with dashi to make it more seafood-y. - 10/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Oustanding!! I have never have a fish soup/stew. Have heard of it, but it always just sounded wierd. I am now a believer!! I made it just like the recipe said (except dried basil instead of fresh). The combination made it taste very fresh, but was still a comfort food. Thanks so much for the recipe. - 10/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was delicious and based on the ingredients (although I did not add almonds) I guess a serving size is just over one cup. - 10/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    LOVE this recipe...been making something similar for years....but how do you "loosely chop" the bok choy? Drink the wine first? Just kidding....thanks for the new twist on my old recipe! - 2/11/11

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is a great basic recipe. I added yellow squash, green & red pepper, & eggplant which I seared for a minute in olive oil first. I added 3 cloves of garlic and used wild perch instead of halibut. The buttery taste of perch with the garlic, wine & all the veggies was incredible. - 7/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was my first experience with bok choy, ground almonds, and halibut, all of which were easy to find at Trader Joe's. I added potatoes and the result is just like a delicious chowder. YUM!! - 6/26/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was good, but it was missing something. When I ate the leftovers, I added cilantro (as CANNF suggested) and Sumac powder (a middle-eastern spice), and it was much tastier. As the recipe was originally, it tasted a little like an ordinary soup, just with fish, while I wanted some zing! - 1/19/10

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this for my husband who does not like fish very much and is not a big soup eater. I left out the almonds and he thought it was wonderful.. I added some cooked brown rice and it gave it a littloe more substance. We ate it with some whole wheat rolls and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. - 10/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I've been making something like this for years. No almonds and zucchini instead of spinach. Great tasting and easy. - 10/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I changed it a bit to use up vegetables I had. I used 1 zucchini, a very small red pepper and orange pepper, a whole portabello mushroom, chicken broth instead of veg, fresh baby spinach, cod instead of halibut, added shrimp and then dry herbs instead of fresh. My husband loved it. Will make again. - 11/14/10

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I have made this one a couple of times now it is really great. I added some celantro to is and a few jalapino peppers. - 11/9/09

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'm making this tonight and using a can of extra hot Rotel instead of the canned tomatoes - 12/8/10

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  • Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm a bit disappointed. It's not bad, just kind of ho-hum and bland (even though I added cilantro and jalapeno peppers). At least my husband the fish-hater ate it without complaint (no praise, either, though). I probably won't be making this again. There are tastier fish recipes out there. - 3/26/10

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I was wondering whose recipe was made over?? I'd be interested in seeing the original vs. the makeover. - 2/24/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I just made this dish and it was delicious. I added a bit more white wine and used black pepper since I didn't have white pepper but it was awesome!! - 2/20/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used Shallots instead of onion. When sauteing the onions, I added finely minced garlic and jalapeno. I also took a suggestion from another reviewer and added a couple of diced yukon golds. Didn't use the almond. And used chicken broth instead of veggie broth. It was a wonderful tasty dish! - 1/18/11

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  • O.K.
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Although the basic idea was fine, both my husband and I thought the finished recipe was a little bland. A little bit of crushed red pepper helped somewhat, but still, it lacks something. - 11/19/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good stew, very easy to make. I'd like it to have just a little bit of "zing" though...not enough to overpower the fish. Will try some of the suggestions in these reviews!

    Thanks for the recipe!! - 1/28/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've never actually had a fish soup before--unless you count seafood gumbo, which... I don't, b/c I've only ever had shrimp and crab in seafood gumbo. This definitely makes me want to try, and I wonder if salmon would work in it. - 12/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Halibut is my favorite fish. Because of its price I am hesitant to do anything with it that is not real simple. I had some Halibut from Costco and all of the other ingredients so I decided to take a chance. This was truly wonderful. I could have eaten the broth by itself. After taste is awesome - 8/21/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great. Always like a new recipe that tastes good. - 2/8/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I don't like cooked spinach and I have no almonds or wine in the house. However I make fresh vegetable soup and can use the soup mix for the recipe. Also I don't have halibut but I do have cod and have ate red snapper before. - 10/14/09

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