I had every intention of posting this beautiful meal before Valentine’s Day, but the Chocolate Lava Cakes came along and priorities changed! 🙂
This Halibut is such a delicious meal, with the gorgeous presentation it’s something served just as easily at a dinner party as on a Tuesday night. The Caramelized Red Pepper sauce tastes as delicious as it looks.
Adding to the goodness, the entire meal boasts less than 500 calories if you sub a green salad for rice or other grains and is packed with protein and vitamins. Perfect for keeping it light and healthy this winter. I can also see grilling the halibut during warmer months while you whip the Red Pepper Sauce together on the stove.
You won’t believe how easy it is to throw together. The recipe comes from The Scramble, and I still couldn’t be happier with this meal planning service every. single. day.
I started my broccoli first, then followed the instructions for the halibut below. I hope your Wednesday welcomes you with good vibes and tasty meals.
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 large yellow onion (preferably a sweet onion such as Vidalia or Walla Walla), halved and sliced
1 large red bell pepper, sliced
1 1/4 – 1 1/2 lbs. halibut fillet, or use other thick fish fillets, such as flounder or salmon
1/2 lemon, juice only
1/4 tsp. salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp. black pepper, or to taste
1 – 2 tsp. honey, to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a heavy skillet, heat 1 Tbsp. of the oil over medium heat. Caramelize the onions and bell peppers by sautéing them. Stir onions and peppers occasionally, until they are well browned (but not blackened). About 15 – 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, put the fish in an oven-proof dish with sides. In a small bowl, combine 2 Tbsp. oil and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice and pour it over the fish. Flip the fish in the juice a couple of times to coat it, and season the fillets with salt and pepper. Bake the fish for about 20 minutes, until it is opaque and flakes easily.
Once the onions and peppers are nicely browned, remove them from the heat. Puree them in a blender or food processor, adding 2 tsp. lemon juice and 1-2 tsp. honey. Remove the sauce from the blender and put it in individual-sized serving bowls (for a more elegant touch) or one larger bowl. Serve the fish immediately, topped with the sauce.
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