Slow Cooker Halibut Stew

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Stew might not be the first thing to come to mind when you think about seafood, but the truth is there are plenty of great seafood stews out there. Our slow cooker recipe for halibut stew is great served right from your slow cooker or heated up for lunch or dinner a few day’s later. Chances are this recipe will yield enough for leftovers, so enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Halibut Stew

Slow Cooker Halibut Stew

Yields: 6 servings | Serving size: 1 cup | Calories: 148 | Total Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fats: 1 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 26 mg | Sodium: 296 mg | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Dietary fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 4 g | Protein: 18 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2 |


  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 large potato, peeled, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, fat free, low sodium (optional vegetable broth)
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound halibut fillets, rinsed and cut into bite size pieces (or, your favorite white fish as an option)


  1. Add all the above ingredients to the slow-cooker, except halibut. Cover and cook on low 8 to 9 hours. The last 30 minutes of cooking time add thawed halibut pieces. Garnish with additional cilantro if desired.
  2. Recommend 4-6 quart slow-cooker.

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5 Comments on "Slow Cooker Halibut Stew"

  1. Kathy Souders  March 2, 2014

    Delicious stew. Made a double batch to quickly use a lot of halibut. I had chicken broth already made in slow cooker and added the rest of the ingredients except the halibut and cilantro, cooked high for half an hour, added halibut for another half hour. Refrigerated overnight, then added frozen cilantro before heating and serving. Both husband and I loved it and its a good way add more halibut to the menu. Had bought 2 lbs. "previously frozen" halibut on super sale due to expiration date that day. Made terrific meal for two days in a row.

  2. Dave  November 8, 2017

    Have a cook off this week at work. I hope this recipe wins the stew competition!

    • Jennifer Hanford  November 9, 2017

      Best of luck, Dave! Let us know if you win!

  3. Christine  April 17, 2018

    Awesome stew! Made this with halibut my boyfriend caught in Alaska. Added reaper pepper spices and it was a little hot – a few spoonfuls of sour cream made this sauce even better!

    • Gale Compton  April 17, 2018

      Christine, YUM!!! Thanks for the feedback. Must be nice to have some halibut straight from Alaska. 🙂


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