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I made this healthy halibut dish with my boyfriend’s mom and had no intentions of blogging it. That would mean making poor Aaron’s mom waiting for me to take pictures of the process, finding the best light, etc. Cooking + blogging is not as smooth as you think! However, when I saw the end result the dish looked beautiful, and even more beautiful on my new Canon 7D!!  That being said I wanted to share with you all and also give you this yummy, healthy recipe.

I had never made a white wine sauce until this night and after trying it I discovered it’s so easy to make, so quick, and so delicious. Especially paired with the fresh cherry tomatoes and basil! The version I made is much healthier, and much lighter tasting than most sauces that use white wine and the halibut as well is a light and fresh-tasting fish that doesn’t contain the high mercury levels that are characteristic to many other fish. You can pretty much use any type of fish you’d like though or have on hand because the sauce goes great with anything!

Simple and satisfying 🙂 

Serves: 4     Time: 20 minutes


  • 4 5oz. filets of halibut
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups/10.5 oz. cherry tomatoes; halved
  • 4 small clover of garlic; minced
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tbsp. light butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup basil; sliced into thin strips

Directions: First, liberally season the fish on both sides with salt and pepper. Then, drizzle olive oil on a pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the filets to the pan and cook for about 4-5 minutes, then flip it.

Once the filets are flipped, add the white wine to the pan, and cook for another 5-7 minutes (keep an eye on your fish though-times may vary with the thickness of the filets). For the last 3 minutes of this cooking time, add the cherry tomatoes and cook until softened.

Once fish is opaque and cooked to your desired doneness, remove it from the stove and season with more salt and pepper if needed. Top with basil, then serve it hot. Enjoy!

Nutritional Info:

Calories: 226, Total Fat: 8g, Total Carbs: 5g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 2g, Protein: 27g

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