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Halibut with braised kale, beans & tomatoes on a white plate

Halibut with Braised Kale, Beans & Tomatoes

Course: Seafood
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: Halibut
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 210kcal
This halibut with braised kale, beans & tomatoes is so amazingly flavorful, and so good for you! The halibut, kale, beans and aromatics all go together so beautifully!
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  • 6 halibut fillets 5 - 6 ounces each
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 1/2 red onion sliced, and roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup red cherry tomatoes sliced lengthwise
  • 3/4 cup yellow cherry tomatoes sliced lengthwise
  • 3 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb kale cored and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup canned white beans I like cannellini, rinsed and drained
  • Lemon wedges


  • Season the halibut fillets with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet with a lid (non-stick is preferable), heat 2 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the halibut and sear until golden brown on one side, about 2 minutes (you may need to do this in batches). Transfer to a plate.
  • Warm the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, garlic, pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add as much kale as will fit in the pan.
  • As the kale wilts, continue adding the rest. You may need to add a splash of water (about 1 tablespoon), if the pan gets too dry.
  • Cook until the kale is just wilted, about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the beans and 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook until the kale is very tender and the liquid has thickened, about 8 minutes.
  • Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Nestle the halibut fillets in the kale, browned side up, cover, cook until the fish is opaque throughout, about 4 minutes.
  • Drizzle with a little oil and serve with lemon wedges.


Calories: 210kcal