Butter basted halibut steaks with capers - Everything Anna

Butter basted halibut steaks with capers

Get the pan smoking hot so the fish won't stick. Let it get a good sear on the first side, which will also help it release.
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Butter basted halibut steaks with capers
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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 14–16-ounce bone-in halibut steaks (1"–1 1/4" thick)
  • Kosher salt & coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons drained capers

Preparation

Season halibut with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high heat until beginning to smoke. Cook halibut until golden brown, 6–8 minutes. Turn and cook until other side of fish is golden brown, about 4 minutes longer.

Add butter, thyme sprigs, and garlic to pan and cook, tilting pan and spooning butter over fish, until halibut is opaque throughout and butter is brown, about 2 minutes. Add capers; toss in butter to warm through.

Divide halibut among plates and spoon butter sauce over.