Steamed Halibut on Veggies

Steamed Halibut on Veggies

Healthy Halibut - Super Easy Recipe

One of the most under-used cookware items in most kitchens is the steamer.  If you ever purchased a cookware set, chances are a steamer was included.  Steamers are easily recognized by small holes punched in the bottom and sometimes around the sides of the pot.  This pot, in turns, fits into another saucepan included in your set.  Another type of steamer is the bamboo steamer, which fits over a wok for Oriental cooking.
 
Steaming is a healthy way to cook fish of any kind, but halibut is well suited for this type of cooking.  With mild seasoning and a bag of frozen vegetables, you can have a meal on the table in around 20 minutes.  The mild-tasting halibut is sure to be a hit, even with the "I don't like fish" people in your house.
What you will need:
 
2 to 4 halibut fillets, approximately 1/4 inch thick
1 lemon
Dash of salt and pepper
1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
Steamer pan 
 
Start by placing approximately 2 cups of water in the bottom pan of the steamer setup.  Bring the water to a boil over high heat and then turn the heat down to medium low where the water boils at a slow simmer.
 
Squeeze the juice of one lemon over both sides of the halibut fillets.  Season the fillets with salt and pepper to taste.  Usually approximately 1 teaspoon of each is enough for four fillets.
 
Place the fillets into the steamer basket and place over the heat.  Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
 
Remove the steamer basket from the pot and add the frozen vegetables to the water.  Turn the heat up to medium and place the steamer basket back into place and cover.
 
Cook for eight to 10 minutes longer or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
 
Drain the vegetables and place on a serving platter or plate.  Top with the halibut fillets and serve.