Recipe courtesy of Leslie G Pendleton

Roasted Halibut with Onion Wine Sauce

The wine red of the onions against the stark white of the fish makes this dish as satisfying to look at as it is to devour.
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  • Total: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: Serves 4
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2 cups sliced onion (about one large onion)

1 garlic clove, minced

2 teaspoons olive oil

1/3 cup dry red wine

1/4 cup water

2 teaspoons sugar

Coarse kosher or sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

4 halibut steaks (about 8 ounces each)


  1. In a nonstick skillet, cook the onion and garlic in oil, stirring over moderately low heat until onions are pale golden and translucent. Add the wine, water, sugar, salt, and pepper and simmer the sauce for 2 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  3. Season the halibut with salt and pepper and arrange it in a single layer in a baking dish. Top with the onion sauce. Roast in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the fish is just cooked through.

Cook’s Note

The sauce can be made 1 day in advance, kept covered and refrigerated.