Halibut with a Heart (Red Pepper Sauce)

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Quick Facts

Servings: 12
Cook Time: 35 min.
Sweet red bell peppers and tomatoes make a deep red sauce that beautifully accompanies lightly seasoned halibut steaks.


  • 6 lbs halibut steaks (can use haddock, grouper or red snapper fillets, fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 6 Tbs margarine; melted
  • Red Pepper Sauce6 Tbs margarine
  • 3 cups minced onion
  • 6 red bell peppers, cut into thin strips
  • 3 (1 lb) cans of tomatoes, undrained, cut up
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red pepper


  • Preparing Steaks: Preheat broiler. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper; brush with margarine. Broil an additional 5 to 8 minutes or until fish is firm, turns translucent to opaque.
  • Preparing Sauce: In a saucepan, melt margarine, add onions and peppers and cook just until tender, about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, simmer, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
  • Place halibut steaks on a serving platter and spoon Red Pepper Sauce over them.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 403
  Calories from Fat 153 (38%)
(26%)Total Fat 17g
(15%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(24%)Cholesterol 73mg
(31%)Sodium 755mg
(41%)Potassium 1426mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(98%)Protein 49g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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