• 1-1/2 cups dry white wine (sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio) or chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 medium yellow sweet peppers, chopped (1-1/2 cups)
  • 3 Tbsp. drained capers
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 4 halibut steaks (1-1/2 to 1-3/4 lb.) or 4 cod or other whitefish fillets
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. basil oil or olive oil
  • Coarsely chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

1. For poaching liquid in a large skillet combine combine wine, water, sweet pepper, capers, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Place fish in a single layer in the poaching liquid in the skillet. Season fish with salt and pepper. Spoon liquid over fish. Return to simmer. Cook, covered, 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness of fish until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove fish to serving platter and pour poaching liquid to a small serving pitcher. Drizzle cooked fish with the basil oil or olive oil and a little of the poaching liquid. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with remaining poaching liquid.

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