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Slow cooker poached halibut in spicy broth

Slow-cooking fish makes it deliciously tender and moist. And cooking it with a spicy, flavorful broth makes it even better. This slow cooker poached halibut is a quick-and-easy dish that’s impressive enough for company.

Slow cooker poached halibut recipe

If you shy away from seafood because you’re not quite sure how to cook it, let the slow cooker do the work for you. You won’t believe how easy this poached halibut with spicy broth meal is, and it only takes minutes to put together. This will become your next go-to seafood dish.

Slow cooker poached halibut in spicy broth

Serves 4


  • 4 halibut fillets
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Rice (optional, for serving)
  • Arugula (optional, for serving)


  1. In a slow cooker, combine tomatoes, jalapeño, shallots, garlic, ginger, wine, chicken broth, one-half teaspoon salt and one-quarter teaspoon pepper. Cook mixture on high for three hours.
  2. Season halibut fillets with salt and pepper. Place halibut into slow cooker with broth and cook on high for about 15-20 minutes, depending on thickness of the fish. (The halibut will turn white and flake apart when done.)
  3. Carefully remove halibut from slow cooker and serve over rice and a bed of arugula, if desired. Spoon broth over the top of the halibut.

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