Halibut In A Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Eating fish in your diet can provide a range of health benefits. High in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, fish can help us get the essential nutrients that our bodies don’t always produce on our own. I try to incorporate a fish dinner at least once a week, I’m not always successful and trying to find a fish dish that pleases the whole family can pose some challenges. Recently I have been experimenting with different fish dishes and eating more white fish such as cod, halibut and sole vs salmon, to try and change it up a bit and truth be told, I was getting a bit tired of always making salmon. However, the white fish that I have been experimenting recipes with, are less flavorful and need to be dressed up a bit more. Adding different sauces or garnishes can make all the difference in enhancing the flavours. For this dish, I made a roasted red pepper sauce that was quick and easy, the perfect combination for a weeknight meal.

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Here is what you will need:

  • Halibut filets
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, sliced into thin half rings
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup of roasted red peppers chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Bay seasoning
  • Pepper
  • Parsley to garnish

Here is how to make it:

  • Heat the oven to 350°.
  • Season the fish with bay seasoning.
  • In a food processor place roasted red peppers and olive oil and pulse to a rough puree (you want to have some chunks of read peppers still).
  • In a sauce pan melt 2 tbsp butter over medium low heat. Add the onions and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and roasted read pepper puree and saute for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the cream and cheese and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • In a separate frying pan over medium low heat, melt the remaining 3 tbsp of butter and cook the fish for 3-5 minutes on one side.
  • Place the fish in the roasted red pepper sauce cooked side down and place in the over to cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the over, garnish with chopped parsley and serve on a bed of rice.

I hope this recipe inspires you in your kitchen – enjoy!

 

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