Citrus-Steamed Alaska Halibut

Citrus-Steamed Alaska Halibut


  • 8 large kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 orange
  • 4 Alaska Halibut filets (4 to 6 oz. each), fresh, thawed or frozen
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons ponzu sauce
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Citrus-Steamed Alaska Halibut

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4


Fill a 12-inch skillet with water to a depth of 1-inch and bring to a boil.

Meanwhile, lay lime leaves, 2 per seafood portion, onto a metal or bamboo steamer basket. Slice orange in half crosswise. Squeeze juice from one orange half to make 1/4 cup juice; cut remaining half into thin slices. Layer orange slices on top of lime leaves. Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Halibut under cold water; place fillets on top of orange slices in steamer and season with salt and pepper.

Turn off heat. Place steamer basket into skillet; return liquid to a boil. Cover loosely and cook 5 to 7 minutes for frozen halibut or 4 to 5 minutes for fresh/thawed fish. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout.

While halibut is cooking, blend orange juice, ponzu sauce, chopped chives, and red pepper in a small bowl. Serve sauce with cooked fillets.

Chef's Tip: Best with Alaska Whitefish Varieties: Alaska Pollock, Cod, Sole or Halibut. For a more elegant presentation, steam in parchment packets.

Suggested Accompaniment: Sautéed Baby Bok Choy

Nutrients per serving: 291 calories, 10g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 31% calories from fat, 30g protein, 19g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 413mg sodium, 89mg calcium and 670mg omega-3 fatty acids.


In this recipe: Wild-Caught Alaska Halibut