Healthy Recipes: Fillet of Halibut with Giant Couscous

Healthy Recipes: Fillet of Halibut with Giant Couscous

This meal is great for the health conscious among us as it is full of all the good stuff you need when trying to maintain and healthy diet.

This Halibut and Couscous recipe has been created by Michelin star Chef and fitness enthusiast Alan Murchinson, here's what you'll need and how to make it -

Fillet of Halibut with Giant Couscous


 4 x 100g fillets of firm white fish, halibut, brill or turbot.

300g giant couscous. Personally I like the Merchant Gourmet brand.

2 tablespoons olive oil.

Half a large cucumber, finely diced.

4 spring onions sliced.

75g pumpkin seeds.

6 sprigs of fresh basil or fresh coriander, finely sliced.

Juice of one lemon with a dash of extra virgin olive oil to finish.

Salt & pepper to taste.


Start by cooking the couscous. Place the olive oil into a medium sauté pan. Then add the couscous and cook over a medium heat for 2/3 minutes.

Add 400ml of cold water, bring to the boil and simmer for 14/16 minutes until the couscous is tender.

Strain off any excess water and set aside until cool. When the couscous is at room temperature, stir in the cucumber, spring onion, pumpkin seeds, basil, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix well and season to taste.

It's now time to cook the fish. The easiest way to do this is to grill it for 4/5 minutes under a hot grill. Season with a dash of olive oil and some lemon juice and salt and serve straight away. And voila, you have a 'no fuss' healthy dinner. Enjoy!

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