Halibut with Seven Spices



Serving size

4 ounces fish
30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and makes good leftovers for sandwiches or salads.

Halibut with Seven Spices


1 tsp. Olive oil
1 Tbsp. Pine nuts
2 Tbsp., drained Capers
1 large whole (3 inch dia) Tomatoes (seeded and sliced into julienne strips)
1/8 tsp. Salt
2 Tbsp. Balsamic vinegar
1 to taste Black pepper
1/3 tsp.. Unsalted butter
8 ounces Fresh halibut (2 4-ounce filets)
1/8 tsp. Five Spice Powder
1 spray Spray olive oil


Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place a medium or large skillet in the oven.

Place the olive oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add the pine nuts, capers and tomato and cook for about 2 minutes stirring once. Add salt, balsamic vinegar, pepper and butter and reduce the heat to low. Stir occasionally.

Sprinkle the halibut filets with seven spice seasoning.

Spray the hot pan from the oven lightly with olive oil and place the halibut filets in the hot pan seasoned side down. Return the pan to the oven and cook for about 4 - 5 minutes. Turn the filets and cook for another 4 - 5 minutes depending on thickness.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is a great example of one that is higher in fat but low in saturated fat. While we try to keep our recipes under 15 grams of fat per serving, keep in mind that it is your average intake that is important. One day you might eat more and other days less. It is the long term reduction of fat, calories and cholesterol that can help you live longer and live better.

Those recipes that are higher in fat are like this one and have high levels of the healthy fats like monounsaturated fats and Omega 3 fats.


The Lebanese word for "enjoy this food in good health."