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Pan-Seared Halibut with Tomato Vinaigrette
© Tina Rupp

Pan-Seared Halibut with Tomato Vinaigrette

  • TOTAL TIME: 25 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY

Chef Way Alaskan halibut is the star of this dish, served with labor-intensive lobster dumplings and topped with a warm tomato-water vinaigrette. To make the tomato water, a clear and intensely flavorful liquid, Shawn McClain blends heirloom tomatoes with sea salt, then strains the mixture through a cheesecloth.

Easy Way We use local halibut from the fishmonger and omit the lobster dumplings. Instead of making tomato water, we coarsely chop heirloom tomatoes for a fresh, chunky tomato vinaigrette.

  1. 1 1/2 pounds heirloom tomatoes, coarsely chopped and juices reserved
  2. 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  3. 1 garlic clove, minced
  4. 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  5. 1 tablespoon snipped chives
  6. 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  7. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  8. 1 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
  9. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  10. Four 6-ounce skinless halibut fillets
  11. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes and their juices with the shallots, garlic, vinegar, chives, parsley, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon of the ground fennel. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the remaining 3/4 teaspoon of ground fennel with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Sprinkle the mixture all over the fish. In a medium nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil until shimmering. Add the halibut and cook over moderately high heat until browned on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Flip the fillets and add the butter to the skillet; spoon the butter over the fillets as they cook, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer the halibut to plates, spoon the tomato vinaigrette on top and serve.
Notes One Serving 348 Calories, 18 gm Total Fat, 3.4 gm Saturated Fat, 9 gm Carbohydrates, 2 gm Fiber.

Suggested Pairing

Lively, berry-flavored rosé.

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