Thai Steamed Halibut

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 281.2
  • Total Fat: 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 69.7 mg
  • Sodium: 410.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 45.7 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    • 1 ½ lbs. Halibut Fillets, cut into 1 inch pieces
    • 1 C. low-fat coconut milk
    • 1 grated large lemon, rind of
    • 2 medium green onions, coarsely chopped
    • 2 teaspoons peeled and grated fresh ginger
    • 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro, divided
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
    • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
    • 1 Tbsp fish sauce or 2 teaspoons soy sauce
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1 lime, cut into wedges
    • parchment paper


Combine coconut milk with lemon peel, green onions, ginger, 1 teaspoon cilantro, garlic, red pepper flakes and tumeric.

Cut halibut into serving pieces and place in an 8 or 9 inch glass pan; pour coconut milk marinade over fish. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours; do not marinade longer as the fish will become too soft. Line a steamer with parchment paper and poke holes in paper.

Combine lime juice and fish sauce. Remove halibut from marinade, keeping marinade on the fish, and place in steamer set over boiling water. Discard excess marinade. Or set a rack over the water, place fish on a plate and set on rack not touching the water. Spoon half of lime juice mixture over fish and sprinkle with salt.

Baste fish with remaining lime juice mixture during cooking time. Cover the steamer and steam 12 minutes per inch of thickness. Check for doneness. Keep water at a high boil during cooking time. Remove halibut from steamer and sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DEXLINE.

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  • Good to the last mouthful! - 10/2/11

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  • This was very, very good! DH had seconds. It's dynamite paired with the Saute-steamed Bok Choy! Only thing is I had to use haddock instead of halibut - the store didn't have any halibut in yesterday. I would like to try this again with the real deal, but it was excellent with the substitution. - 10/4/09

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