Halibut with Creamy Saffron Sauce
This is a delicious way to prepare halibut, and it’s an especially nice dish to make for a dinner with friends or family. Serve it with rice, boiled new potatoes, or spinach.
Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy
- 2 tsp. canola oil
- 6 halibut fillets (6 oz. each)
- 1⁄2 tsp. salt, divided
- 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper, divided
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
- 1 large clove garlic, minced
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 tsp. saffron
- Preheat broiler. Brush the rack of a broiler pan with oil.
- Rinse fish fillets and pat dry. Sprinkle halibut all over with 1⁄4 teaspoon salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper. Combine melted butter with garlic in a small saucepan; cook over medium-low heat for about 1 minute to meld the flavors. Brush mixture over halibut. Place fish on the broiler rack.
- Broil about 5 inches from the heat until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes per side depending on thickness.
- Meanwhile, melt 3 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in cream, saffron, remaining 1⁄4 teaspoon salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper. Simmer 10 minutes to reduce by 1⁄4.
- Transfer fish to plates and top each serving with sauce.