For some reason I have been on a seafood kick lately, even though it should be grilling season. Last night, short on time as usual, I made a quick and tasty halibut dish. It pairs well with any sauteed veggie, which can be made while working on the other items at the stovetop.
Halibut with tomato and garlic topping
4 halibut fillets (about 1.5 lbs total)
3 tb butter
4 cloves garlic, divided
1/2 c white wine
1 tb olive oil
1 c tiny tomatoes, chopped
2 tb lemon juice
Fresh chives, cut into 1" pieces
Season fish with salt and pepper. Melt butter in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 garlic clove, smashed with a knife blade. Add halibut, top down, and sear 3-4 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 3 sliced garlic cloves and sautee until they begin to brown. Add tomatoes, a few grinds of peper, and lemon juice and swirl to mix ingredients.
Flip fish, add wine, sprinkle with parsley and cover for 8-10 min until cooked through. Fish may need to be cooked in two batches.
Serve fillets on a platter, topped with tomato-garlic mixture and fresh chives.