Saturday, May 9, 2009

Halibut with Sweet Pepper and Basil

This is our favourite way to serve halibut. I adapted this recipe from one listed at The London Free Press. My version serves two.
  • 2 halibut fillets
  • 3 Tbsp rice flour
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion, diced
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 sweet orange pepper, diced
  • 1 baby zucchini, diced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1-2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat in an ovenproof skillet.
  2. Season the rice flour with salt and pepper and dredge the halibut in the mixture.
  3. Sear the halibut flesh-side down for 3 minutes.
  4. Flip the fish over and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Move skillet to the oven and bake 8-10 minutes until fish flakes with a fork.
  6. Meanwhile, heat 2 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat in another small skillet. Add onion and cook until soft.
  7. Add garlic and orange pepper, cook 4 minutes.
  8. Add zucchini, cook 2 minutes.
  9. Stir in parsley, balsamic vinegar, basil, and salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Divide halibut and vegetable mixture between two plates. Serve immediately. Brown rice makes a nice accompaniment.

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