This is such an easy and tasty dinner, especially with some veggie sides added on for good measure – we used mashed sweet potatoes and flash fried broccoli in soy sauce and sesame oil. The sauce could go with just about anything – salmon, steaks – but it also worked well on the mashed potatoes. This comes from David Tanis in NYTimes Cooking.
For this you’ll need: 1-2 lb halibut fillets, 3 Tbs fresh sage (stems removed and roughly chopped), 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 Tbsp bread crumbs, salt, pepper, olive oil.
Season the fillets with a good grinding of salt and pepper on both sides and set aside on a large plate.
In a large skillet over medium heat add 2-3 Tbs olive oil. Once it is warm but not smoking add the fillets and allow to fry until just beginning to brown – about 3-4 mins depending on thickness. Turn them over with a spatula and fry the other side – again about 3-4 mins until the fish is cooked through and just beginning to brown. Remove the fish from the skillet and place on a serving plate.
In the same skillet, add the butter and chopped sage over medium low heat and allow the butter to melt until foamy and just browning scraping up the bit still in the skillet with a wooden spoon, about 1-2 mins. Add the lemon juice, turn off the heat and swirl everything together to combine well.
Spoon the sauce over the fish and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Serve immediately.