Recipes Halibut with Charred Tomatoes and Dill


Who would believe this elegant dish takes only 12 minutes to make? For the prettiest presentation, choose small tomatoes in different colors. If some of your garden oregano is purple, by all means use it here.


  • 4 (6-ounce) halibut fillets, skinned
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry, pear, or grape tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • Oregano leaves (optional)

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 252
  • Fat 9.4g
  • Satfat 4.3g
  • Monofat 3.1g
  • Polyfat 0.9g
  • Protein 32g
  • Carbohydrate 3g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Cholesterol 99mg
  • Iron 1mg
  • Sodium 466mg
  • Calcium 22mg

How to Make It

Step 1


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle fish with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add butter to pan; swirl until butter melts. Add fish; cook 1 minute. Add wine; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Step 2

Heat a small skillet over high heat. Combine tomatoes and oil. Add to pan; cook 3 minutes or until lightly charred and beginning to soften.

Step 3

Place 1 fillet in each of 4 shallow bowls; spoon cooking liquid evenly over fillets. Divide tomatoes among servings. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and dill. Garnish with oregano, if desired.

Chef’s Notes

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