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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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  • I made this recipe but Halibut was no where to be found and believe me I looked! I opted for Barramundi - which is Australian Sea Bass... and it was delish! Best sea food stew I have ever had. - 3/29/14

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  • Really enjoyed this dish, used baby spinach. - 3/15/14

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  • The best recipe for fish stew I've ever found! So tasty without tasting fishy. I've also used swordfish for this recipe and sometimes add a few more veggies, e.g., 1/3 c.) of diced carrots, peas, etc. No "strong" tasting veggies (e.g., green beans, corn) because they cover the taste of the stew. - 11/3/13

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  • Too many tomatoes, not tasty to my family. - 3/7/13

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  • I never really have liked fish stew, but, I decided to try this one. It smelled so good as it cooked and tasted better than I thought. It was wonderful! My son said to make this more often! - 10/31/12

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  • I was surprised by how delicious this dish was!
    Very filling and tasty. - 2/21/12

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  • It would be so helpful if the serving size could be noted. Especially since this is a soup. When cooking for 1 or 2, it would be nice not to have to divide up to 6 servings to figure out how much one serving should be. Thanks! - 2/4/12

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  • Sounds good... - 2/4/12

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  • I used salmon as it was on special, spinach, herbs i believe are needed added one red chili with onions as i had one in house this was so buttery in taste will make it again and again. can eat with wholemeal toast or rice only problem was hard to stop eating :-)) - 1/15/12

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  • I loved this stew and so did many of my friends. I actually substituted the halibut with tilapia and used chicken stock. I also left out the ground almonds because of an allergy. All the same, it is a great tasting recipe. I served it on a basmati rice, perfect! I'll make it again. - 1/2/12

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  • delicious - 12/8/11

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  • I used tilapia and spinach, instead of halibut and bok choy... It was delicious! :) - 11/10/11

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  • First experience w/a fish stew (no rice). Also my first taste of bok choy. I don't like cooked greens much, but I liked this. Substituted cod & used fire roasted tomatoes, since some said it was bland. Used 1/2 T dried basil instead of fresh, but that's still overwhelming. I'd leave it out next time - 10/23/11

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  • Based on comments, I also added fennel, garlic and crushed red pepper. I used lo so seafood stock instead of the veggie broth. This was really good and I didn't find it bland at all. - 10/15/11

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  • Sounds yummy, will have to make it very soon :D - 10/10/11

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  • A fish soup? I'm don't think I will try this one. - 10/10/11

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  • Yummy! I used tilapia and dried basil and parsley. 2T of basil and 1T parsley. Once I added the seasoning and fish, I cooked everything for 20 minutes. You're doing the dish an injustice if you decorate with the herbs at the end. - 10/10/11

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  • I love fish stew and this did not disappoint. - 10/10/11

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  • tasty, but a little bland, we had to pass the hot sauce around the at the table. - 9/18/11

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  • This was AMAZING. I changed a couple of things, based on my preferences. I added some fennel seeds to the onion while they were cooking (I love fish and fennel), I used regular vegetable broth instead of low sodium, used fresh tuna (had it on hand), and opted for all fresh ingredients + wine. Mmm. - 9/14/11

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  • This is a delicious, and nutritious halibut Recipe !
    Thanks ! - 7/25/11

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  • I was really skeptical about trying this, since I don't like "fishy" food that much, but it was DELICIOUS - not too fishy at all. The halibut is more like chicken I think. I don't think it needs the rice. It's great just as a soup. We'll definitely be eating this again! - 7/9/11

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  • This was an easy recipe to fallow. The ingredients were easy to find also. I don't make fish because I feel I'm going to ruin it. But my husband told me to give it a try.it looked good and tasted better. This recipe is a keeper. We give it 4 and a half stars! - 6/26/11

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  • amazing - 6/6/11

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  • I used chicken broth instead of vegetable and added zucchini as some others suggested. It was very good, I thought the consistency was fine and it was very filling, even without adding rice. - 5/25/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yuuk - 5/20/11

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  • This recipe was delicious! I used a can of Ro-Tel instead of regular tomatoes (I like things spicy). I also made it with brown rice, but next time will serve it on the side. The rice soaked up a lot of the liquid so it ended up being more of a gumbo than a soup. Great use for leftover fish! - 5/19/11

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  • Wonderful and simple recipe. My husband is a great and often
    fisherman, we substituted Spring Perch for Halibet and had it for a great lunch treat today. We both loved it and will make again. Thanks! - 5/11/11

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  • My husband actually liked it. - 5/8/11

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  • This was delicious! I used spinach instead of bok choy and cod instead of halibut. I served 1 cup of soup over 1/2 cup Jasmin rice. Delicious! - 5/4/11

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  • We really enjoyed this dish! I used kale instead of the bok Choy. After tasting it I could see where an additional spice would add the needed spark! Mrs. Dash Caribbean Citrus added the needed umph!! We will have this again!! - 4/21/11

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  • excellent! - 4/12/11

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  • We loved this stew. But.. I made several changes/additions:I took out the nuts (allergies and calories) added 3 small potatoes (boiled first) and used half of the diced potatoes pureed as the thickener. I also added garlic, mushrooms, yellow squash and doubled the tomatoes. A definite regular. - 4/9/11

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  • This recipe is delicous!! Lots of flavor and easy to make! - 4/7/11

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  • This was really good over rice! I added garlic & some rosemary and thyme to the herbs, and mangetouts for veggies. But its definitely a side dish. Without the rice it lacked something. - 4/6/11

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  • I had high hopes for this dish after reading the comments, but we found it to be too bland. I am going to keep looking for a better recipe because this one needed some zing! - 3/31/11

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  • I found this to be pretty bland. Doctored up with garlic, additional white pepper. Needed more spinach.
    - 3/27/11

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  • Sounds great, but almonds give me migraines, so I think I'll take a pass on this one. - 3/15/11

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  • Similar to my wife's fish stew but next time I'll sneak in the almonds! - 3/15/11

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  • Will have to try this, it might be a way to get the hubby to eat more fish. - 2/22/11

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  • Looks tasty. Will try this. - 2/21/11

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  • I have never added ground almonds to a fish dish like this before. It was delicious. - 2/20/11

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  • Great - 2/15/11

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  • I will try this recipe for tomorrow nights supper..I too will add a little zing! - 2/2/11

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  • great stew - 12/8/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My daughter visited from AK and brought several frozen Halibut. This looks like a great recipe to try. Thanks. - 12/2/10

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  • This was wonderful! I had to make it with haddock instead of halibut, as the store had none, but it was still good! We will watch for halibut available and try it again the way it's "supposed to be" but I can't imagine it would be much better! - 10/28/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I took haddock out of the freezer to make a chowder today - I'll try this recipe instead. thanks!! - 10/9/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Looks adaptable. Shall make tonight. Bought fresh fish at farmers market this morning. - 8/15/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE halibut and will definitely try this! - 3/17/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    always looking for ways to serve a "healthy" fish meal. going shopping so I can make this. thanks - 1/31/10

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