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.
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
- 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!