Happy Wednesday, Friends! Today I must share with you this delicious recipe we made this past weekend. My husband and I had a similar dish recently at our favorite date spot, Bowman’s Tavern. Their version had a beefy roux but my husband found this version online. It’s called Pan Seared Halibut with white beans and gremolata.
Recipe credit goes to http://tasteandsee.com and the author is Holly Sander. Kudos for a fantastic recipe! I’ll give you the recipe as we found it and share with you the few changes we made. (My husband’s theory is that if he changes something in a recipe then it’s HIS recipe from then on. LOL)
For the Gremolata:
-2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
-1 teaspoon minced garlic about 1 clove. (we always double the garlic)
-1 teaspoon fresh grated lemon zest
-Fresh ground black pepper to taste
For the White Bean:
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1/3 cup finely chopped onion
-1/2 teaspoon salt & pepper
-3 cloves minced garlic
-2- 14 ounce cans white cannelini beans drained and rinsed
-1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
-1 cup chicken stock
-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
-3/4 pound campari tomatoes roughly chopped (about 6-8 tomatoes)
For the Halibut:
-Salt & pepper to taste
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-1 1/2 pounds halibut filets (we used individual halibut steaks)
For the Gremolata: In a small bowl stir together gremolata ingredients. Set aside to use as a garnish for the fish.
For the White Beans:
-Add 1 tablespoon oil to a sauce pan over medium heat.
-Add chopped onion and garlic. Add some of the salt & pepper and cook for 4 minutes. (We also added one jalapeño pepper with seeds for extra heat)
-Stir in beans, rosemary, chicken stock and lemon and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
-Add chopped tomatoes, rest of salt and pepper then sauce until sauce thickens, about 3 minutes.
For the Halibut:
-Season the fish well with salt & pepper.
-Add olive oil to a separate large sauce pan over medium-high heat.
-Sear the fish on each side 3-4 minutes.
-Add the fish to the pan containing the white beans. Spoon some of the mixture over the fish.
-Garnish with the gremolata and serve hot.
NOTE: We grilled our halibut filets and then put them on top of the white bean sauce then topped each with the gremolata. It was delicious!!
According to the original instructions, each dish has approximately 400 calories. I started to make a salad to go along with the halibut dish, but this was PLENTY! I should have taken pictures in between the cooking process but I was busy assisting the chef!
Please let me know if you try this dish and what you think! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo Dell