Ale Poached Halibut

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 (6 to 8-ounce) skinless halibut fillets

1 (12-ounce) bottle amber beer

2 teaspoons seafood seasoning (recommended: Old Bay)

10 whole black peppercorns

1/2 lemon, juiced

1 teaspoon salt


  1. Place fish in a fish poacher or a wide skillet with 4-inch sides. Add enough water to cover the fish. Remove fish to plate and set aside. Add beer, seafood seasoning, peppercorns, lemon juice, and salt to pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low. Return fish to pan and poach gently until just cooked through, about 8 minutes for a 1-inch-thick fillet.