Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this dish and make sure the peanut butter is gluten-free.


"Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love." -Charlie Brown

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This is a quick and easy butter with an Asian twist. The combination of the peanut flavor with soy and cilantro is fresh and bright and goes well with almost any white fish. The sauce is perfect combined with the jasmine rice.


Halibut with Peanut Cilantro Butter

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 4 ounce halibut filet with butter

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be easily multiplied. The herbed butter keeps well and can be used in multiple ways.

Serve with Plain Mashed Potatoes [Low Sodium Plain Mashed Potatoes] or Coconut Rice [Low Sodium Coconut Rice] or Brown Riceand with Thai Cucumber Salad or Minted Carrots [Low Sodium Minted Carrots] or Bok Choy Slaw.


  • 3 tsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter (fresh ground is best)
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 - 4 ounce halibut filets
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Mix the spread together with the peanut butter, cilantro, vinegar and soy sauce. This can be done up to 24 hours in advance and kept in the refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 425°F. Place a large skillet in the oven.

When the oven is hot lightly spray the pan with oil. Season the halibut with the pepper if you wish and place the filets in the pan. Return the pan to the oven and cook for about 5 minutes and then turn. Cook for another 7 to 10 minutes and serve, topped with 1/2 of the cilantro butter for each filet.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces halibut filet with butter

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 220 Calories from Fat 117
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 13g 17%
    Saturated Fat 6g 29%
    Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 380mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
    Dietary Fiber <1g 2%
    Sugars <1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 3%
Vitamin K 4mcg Potassium 600mg