Halibut With Orzo
Friday, January 26, 2018 at 10:00AM
Mark Scarbrough in Comfort Food, Italian food, Main Courses, Pasta, halibut, healthy, orzo, pasta main course, weightwatchers

If you listened to our podcast, you know that this is a recipe from the new weightwatchers book, YES, ITALIAN! You can find out more about it here. It's a pretty book, lots of photos, and includes some very delicious recipes for healthy, flavorful Mediterranean fare.

As we said in the podcast, we do write a monthly column for the dot-com site (since 2005!) but we were not involved with this book in any way and we get no financial benefits from the sales of this book (or even posting this article).

Rather, we wanted to highlight this dish because it was so darn tasty! And it shows the sheer joy of creating a Mediterranean dish that's pretty good for you, too. Can't beat that. Before you head to the stove, check out our podcast here. Or in the media player on the main recipe page.


Makes four servings

1. Warm the oil in a large, deep skillet set over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes.

2. Stir in the garlic and crushed fennel seeds until aromatic, a few seconds--then add the tomatoes, water, olives, salt, and pepper. Stir well and bring to a low simmer.

3. Stir in the orzo, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer slowly (you should be able to count the bubbles) for 5 minutes, stirring fairly frequently.

4. Nestle the fish fillets into the sauce. Cover and continue cooking, gently stirring the tomato and orzo sauce around the fish fairly often, until the fish is cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.

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