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Cuban Style Halibut

Cuban Style Halibut is moist, flaky fish cooked and served in a flavorful sauce made of tomatoes, onions, garlic, wine, olives, capers, and cilantro.
Course Main
Cuisine Cuban
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Renee

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion about 1 1/2 cups, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups canned chopped tomatoes Pomi brand recommended
  • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped pimento stuffed green olives
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped capers
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 halibut filets 6 ounce
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add tomatoes, wine, olives, capers, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
  4. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium. Cook for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Place halibut filets in sauce. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes.
  6. Transfer filets to a plate and loosely cover with foil to keep warm.
  7. Increase heat to medium and add butter to sauce. Simmer until butter melts and sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro.
  8. Ladle about 3/4 cup of sauce into 4 bowls. Save extra sauce (chill or freeze) and use it for another purpose (it's great on pasta).
  9. Place halibut filets on top of sauce. Garnish with more cilantro if desired.

Recipe Notes

Cuban Style Halibut is moist, flaky fish cooked and served in a flavorful sauce made of tomatoes, onions, garlic, wine, olives, capers, and cilantro.