Pepper-Seared Alaska Halibut

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Halibut steaks are cooked until flaky with a black-peppercorn crust. A Horseradish Sour Cream Sauce adds a creamy kick to the fish.


4 5-oz. Alaska halibut steaks
2 tsp. cracked black peppercorns
Salt, as needed
Oil for frying
Horseradish Sour Cream Sauce (recipe follows)
Lemon wedges, if desired

Horseradish Sour Cream Sauce:
1⁄3 cup sour cream
1⁄3 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 tbsp. prepared horseradish
1 tbsp. parsley, minced
1 tbsp. chives, minced
1 tsp. lemon juice
1⁄2 tsp. lemon zest
1⁄4 tsp. salt


1. Season halibut with salt and lightly press cracked pepper into both sides of each steak. Heat a lightly oiled large skillet over medium-high heat and sear halibut steaks until browned, 2-3 min. on each side.

2. Reduce heat to medium and cook until fish just flakes when tested with a fork.

3. Serve with Horseradish Sour Cream Sauce and lemon wedges.

Horseradish Sour Cream Sauce:

Whisk together all ingredients until well combined.

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