Halibut with Tomato Caper Sauce

For a tangy sauce that's sure to tantalize your taste buds, look no further. This spicy tomato caper sauce would pair well with any type of fish/meat/vegetable. B picked up a few halibut fillets on his way home as I worked on preparing the sauce. That way dinner would be ready ASAP. Trust me, when my blood sugar reaches alarmingly low levels, I transform into a complete grump of a monster. B knows that and for that he's a huge advocate of teamwork.
Tomatoes and capers are a classic combination. Here, I've freshened it up with the addition of lemon zest, parsley and scallions. Red pepper flakes add just the right amount of heat. Olives would be nice too, but for these improv dinners, we just work with what we have on hand.
Once B got home, I salt and peppered the fillets and cooked them in the sauce for about 15 minutes or so (time will depend on the thickness of your fillet). I knew it was ready when the halibut began to flake ever so slightly. I take it out at that point since the residual heat continues to cook the fish. I paired it with a simple green salad dressed with a spritz of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. I don't know when dressings got so complicated (damn you Hidden Valley Ranch, Wish-bone Spray Dressing, etc). Let's bring it back down a few notches. One calorie a spray… no thank you. Excuse the digression. My deeply hidden aggression for bottled dressings is something I'm just coming to terms with myself. Admitting I have a problem is the first step, isn't it? :)

I've got a little surprise brewing in my crock pot. Can you guess what it is? I'll give you a hint. It started with the French press.


  • Alisha

    20 Jan 2008 10:01 am

    [this is good] *drools*

  • Sommo

    10 Feb 2009 09:02 am

    [this is good]

  • athf

    08 Apr 2009 07:04 am

    [this is good]


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