Parmesan Potato–Crusted Halibut
with Heirloom Tomato and Zucchini
PACIFIC SEAFOOD GROUP5
2 tablespoons grated 4 6-ounce portions halibut fillet
Parmesan cheese 8 large heirloom tomatoes,
4 tablespoons instant mashed chopped, or 2 pints organic
potatoes cherry tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 cup chopped green onion
Salt and pepper 2 cups diced zucchini
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive 1 bunch fresh basil, chopped
oil, divided 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a shallow bowl, combine Parmesan, potatoes, thyme, and salt
and pepper to taste.
3. Heat a nonstick ovenproof sauté pan over medium heat. Add 2
tablespoons olive oil.
4. Coat 1 side of halibut with the potato mixture, pressing to adhere.
Place fillets potato side down in the heated sauté pan.
5. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Season
with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
6. When the potato is golden brown (about 5 minutes), carefully turn
the fillets over and place the pan in the oven. Cook until almost done,
about 5 minutes.
7. Add the tomato-zucchini mixture to the pan, being careful not to cover
the halibut. Continue cooking for 2 minutes, or until the halibut is just
cooked. Makes 4 servings.
with Balsamic Vinaigrette
AMERICAN FISH & SEAFOOD5
1 1/2 pounds fresh American Fish* halibut fillets
2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
1/4 cup olive oil or butter
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon coarsely crushed black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup seeded and diced tomato
1 teaspoon finely chopped shallot
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Place halibut in a baking dish. Lay rosemary beside halibut and light
rosemary with a match (it may not remain lit). Cover tightly with foil.
3. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily when tested.
4. Meanwhile, to prepare the vinaigrette, whisk together olive oil, vinegar,
pepper and salt in a small bowl. Stir in tomatoes and shallots. (This can be
prepared up to 45 minutes in advance—it must be refrigerated.)
5. Serve halibut with vinaigrette. Makes 6 servings.
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