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Healthy Halibut Piccata With Asparagus | How to make healthy and clean halibut picatta | A Sweet Pea Chef

Halibut Piccata

Get ready to enjoy the delicate, mild flavor of halibut paired so nicely with lemon–caper-wine saucy goodness for a delicious Halibut Piccata meal. This easy weeknight dinner or impressive meal for guests is nutritious and ready in 30 minutes or less.

Categories 30 Minute Meal, Clean Eating, Easy Weeknight Dinner, Make It Healthy, make-ahead
Difficulty Easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 417 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 2 lbs fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 8-oz package quinoa noodles
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 6-oz halibut fillets
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed (about 1 lemon)
  • 1 whole lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup Llano Estacado white wine (I used this Pinot Grigio)
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • Italian parsley, chopped (optional garnish)


  1. Fill a deep stock pot with water and heat over high heat. Once boiling, add the quinoa noodles. Cook just until al dente, about 7-9 minutes. Remove noodles, and rinse with cold water, and then set aside.

  2. In same water, add the asparagus, and cook 6-8 minutes, until mostly tender. Remove from water, and set aside until ready to plate.
  3. Season both sides go the halibut with sea salt and ground black pepper.
  4. Combine the chickpea flour, remaining sea salt and ground black pepper in a shallow dish.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  6. Take each seasoned halibut and dredge into the flour mixture, taking care to shake off excess each time.
  7. Once the oil is hot, transfer the dredged fish to skillet and cook until golden-brown, approx. 3-5 minutes per side.
  8. Once golden on each side, add the lemon juice, lemon slices, chicken broth, wine, and capers.
  9. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the halibut is cooked through and the sauce is reduced.
  10. To serve, plate halibut over the asparagus, and drizzle sauce over and around on the plate. Garnish with cooked lemon slices and chopped parsley, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Halibut Piccata
Amount Per Serving (1 meal)
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 769mg32%
Potassium 954mg27%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1760IU35%
Vitamin C 29.9mg36%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 5.9mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.