Garlic and Lemon Halibut

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4


  1. 4 (about 11/2 pounds total) halibut steaks, thawed, skin removed
  2. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  3. 2 tablespoons Sensations Extra Virgin 100% Olive Oil
  4. 1/2 cup dry white wine
  5. 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  6. 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  7. 2 teaspoons Compliments Granulated Sugar
  8. 1 tablespoon Compliments Butter
  9. Italian parsley, minced (optional)


  1. Pat halibut dry between paper towels, then season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  2. Heat oil in a 12-inch nonstick frying pan over high heat. 
  3. When pan is hot, add halibut. 
  4. Cook until undersides are lightly browned, 3-4 minutes.
  5. Turn steaks and cook until other sides are lightly browned and fish is barely opaque in center (cut to test), about 3 more minutes. 
  6. Transfer halibut to a serving platter and keep warm.
  7. Add wine, lemon juice, garlic and sugar to pan; whisk well. 
  8. Bring to a boil over high heat. 
  9. Boil, whisking often, until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 2 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat and whisk in butter until smooth.
  11. Spoon sauce over halibut. 
  12. If desired, sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.