Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Just Halibut....and a whack photo.

This is totally phoning it in in the photo department~ my apologies. This photo was taken after the good light of the day had passed. It was also, unfortunately, taken with anger because I'd just shattered my NEW pretty yellow Le Creuset rectangle baking dish. :( You will get to enjoy that baking dish just like I did,'ll be featured in the upcoming Peach & Apricot cobbler post. Blast. I miss it already...
This is super simple, dinner-in-minutes, healthy meal...add a baked potato, rice or a toasted Hawaiian roll if you'd like. I made this after a looong Labor Day weekend eating marathon. So we just kept it simple halibut, roasted garlic and spinach. I also had a few scallops and cooked them right along with the halibut~ they weren't cooked properly though so I am excluding the 'splaination in this post...more scallop recipes coming soon.

Serves 4

4 4oz Halibut steaks
1 bunch spinach
1/2 a lemon
1 head of garlic
3 T butter
olive oil

Cut the top off of the head of garlic, exposing the tops of most of the individual cloves. Place on foil & drizzle with olive oil. Bake in the toaster oven at 350 for about 25 minutes, or until garlic is golden and soft. While garlic is cooking, wash the spinach and chop it up coarsely, removing as many of the stems as possible, pat dry with a paper towel & place in a large saute pot. Add a little olive oil, 1 tablespoon butter and a little salt & pepper, squeeze the juice of 1/4 of a lemon, turn on medium heat, stir occasionally until spinach reduces and is cooked but not wilted (about 4-6 minutes). When the garlic clove is done roasting, smash up 3-4 cloves and stir into spinach. In a large pan, heat a few tablespoons olive oil and 1 T butter on medium heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper all sides of each halibut steak. Add fish to the heated pan and squeeze 1/4 of a lemon over the fish, cook about 4 minutes. Flip, squeeze more lemon and cook about 4 minutes..flip again and give it another minute, or until fillets are golden, one more flip to brown that other side. Serve with the spinach and 3-4 cloves roasted garlic on the side. Healthy, delicious, even though the photo was junk ;o)


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