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Halibut Pil Pil

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  Dry white wine 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Crushed dried hot red chilies 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 6 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), halved
  Roasted red bell peppers/1/2 cup canned roasted red peppers any charred skins removed, drained and patted dry 1 Small, seeded and cut in thin strips
  Halibut steaks/Lingcod steaks 1 Pound (2 In Number, Each About 3/4 Inch Thick)
  Salt To Taste

In a small dish, stir together wine, lemon juice, and chiles; set aside.
Pour oil into a 9-inch microwave-proof dish.
Add garlic and bell pepper.
Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) for 6 minutes (stirring after 3 minutes) or until vegetables are soft.
Discard garlic; lift out pepper strips, place on paper towels, and let drain.
Cut fish steaks in half lengthwise and pat dry; then place in hot oil, with thickest portions toward outside of dish.
Cover with wax paper and microwave on HIGH (100%) for 2 minutes.
Blend wine mixture into oil in dish.
Turn fish over so uncooked portions are toward outside of dish; re-cover and microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) for 2 minutes.
Let stand for 3 minutes; fish should flake readily when prodded in thickest portion with a fork.
With a wide spatula, carefully transfer fish to a hot serving dish; keep warm.
Pour oil mixture into a blender or food processor; add pepper strips and any fish juices that have collected on serving dish.
Whirl until pureed and slightly thickened.
Season sauce to taste with salt and pour over fish; serve hot or let fish and sauce cool (separately) to room temperature, then serve; or cover and refrigerate cooled sauce and fish separately for up to 24 hours and serve cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Quick, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 689 Calories from Fat 445

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 50 g77.4%

Saturated Fat 7 g34.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 72.6 mg24.2%

Sodium 547.8 mg22.8%

Total Carbohydrates 6 g2%

Dietary Fiber 0.52 g2.1%

Sugars 3.1 g

Protein 48 g95.4%

Vitamin A 65.7% Vitamin C 77%

Calcium 11.8% Iron 13%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Halibut Pil Pil Recipe