• 1 Pound fresh halibut fillets or other fresh white fish
  • 1/2 Cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 11/2 Cups California raisins
  • 1/4 Cup fresh tomato, diced
  • 1/4 Cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 Teaspoons capers, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil leaves, minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges; for garnish
  • Fresh basil leaves; for garnish


Cut fish into 3/4-inch dice. Place in glass dish and add lemon juice and garlic; toss lightly to coat. Cover and place in refrigerator for 3 to 5 hours or overnight.

Drain fish; add raisins, tomato, almonds, capers, olive oil, basil, salt and pepper; mix well. Turn into serving bowl. Garnish with lemon and basil leaves. Serve with toothpicks or spoon for transfer to small cocktail plates.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 140 (Calories from Fat 27%); Total Fat 4 ( Saturated Fat 0; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 10; Sodium 135; Potassium 352; Total Carbohydrate 17; Dietary Fiber 1; Sugars 15; Protein 9; Calcium 35; Iron 1;

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- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.