Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Special Little Fish Dish (Oh...and I'm a Poet and Didn't Know It)

Good evening my trusty and loyal readers! Today was a wonderful Spring day, however, in Texas, it's more like a Summer's day. These are the "seize the day" moments that make life special, and what better way to do that than with a recipe all about fish? I mean, who doesn't love fishing during the Summer? I'm certain that I do! This special recipe is called Halibut Veracruz. I'm anxious to get started, so let's meet in the kitchen and make some delicious food!

Halibut Veracruz

You will need:

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups diced tomato
  • 1 medium jalapeno, diced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 (8 ounce) halibut fillets
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup Spanish olives, cut into thin rounds, plus 2 tablespoons olive juice from the can
  • 2 medium avocados, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until lightly colored, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato, jalapeno and white wine.
  5. Cook until wine is reduced by 2/3, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. While sauce is reducing, heat butter in a separate skillet over medium heat. Season fish with kosher salt.
  7. When butter is melted, add halibut to the pan.
  8. Cook for 2 minutes, flip over and then transfer pan to preheated oven and bake until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  9. Remove sauce from heat when reduced and stir in olives and olive juice.
  10. To serve, divide sauce equally among 4 dinner plates.
  11. Place halibut (caramelized side up) in the center of each plate on top of the sauce.
  12. Place avocado slices on top of fish, sprinkle with lime juice and cilantro, as garnish.
  13. Serve and enjoy.

And you all have prepared a wonderful dinner dish! Way to go. You are really good at this! That's all for tonight, so, I'll see you tomorrow. Good night!