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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  427
  • Protein  20 g
  • Carbohydrates  47 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  48 mg
  • Sodium  199 mg
  • Potassium  470 mg
  • Phosphorus  256 mg
  • Calcium  75 mg
  • Fiber  .9 g

Halibut with Lemon Caper Sauce Lower Protein

Halibut with Lemon Caper Sauce Lower Protein is your ticket to a yummy and kidney-friendly dinner.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe created exclusively for DaVita.com by DaVita dietitian Sara RD, CSR, CDE from California.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 2 ounces fish, 1/4 cup sauce, 1 cup rice

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 ounces halibut steaks
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 cups cooked white rice
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 teaspoons all-purpose white flour
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1-1/2  teaspoons capers
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Preparation

  1. Combine 1 tablespoon lemon juice and olive oil in a large zip-lock bag. Add halibut and marinate 5 minutes.
  2. Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat to medium. Place halibut in skillet and cook 3 minutes. Turn and cook 2 minutes longer, then remove fish from skillet.
  3. To make the sauce, melt butter in the skillet over low heat, add flour and stir. Pour chicken broth into flour mixture and continue stirring for 1 minute. Add wine, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, capers and pepper. Continue to stir and cook until sauce thickens, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Place halibut in skillet with sauce to reheat. Divide fish into four portions and serve over 1 cup cooked rice with 1/4-cup sauce spooned over fish.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 3 starch
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices

3

Helpful hints

    • Substitutes for halibut include orange roughy, cod or flounder.
    • Check labels on reduced-sodium chicken broth.  Best choices are below 500 milligrams sodium per 1-cup serving.  Acceptable brands include Health Valley®, Kitchen Basics® and Swanson® reduced sodium.
    • For smooth sauce, mix flour with fat and stir constantly while adding liquids. Keep heat low and cook slowly until sauce thickens.
 

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