Dinner in my house is always a surprise. I love to experiment and challenge myself to prepare delicious meals that are healthy and easy to prepare. My family never knows what will appear on the table! Today, I decided to use ingredients that I all ready had at home and that my inspiration would be my refrigerator. I opened my fridge and saw colorful yellow and green grape tomatoes. I also had zucchini. Perfect! The day before I had bought wild Pacific halibut (it has lower mercury levels than its Atlantic counterpart), and wanted to use that too. Mmmmmm. This flavorful meal will be bursting with nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids.
I made this meal in three stages. Although there are three steps, this recipe is not complicated and uses only one pan. I used a non-stick 12-inch skillet that I wiped out with a paper towel in between steps. The result? A beautiful meal of pan- seared halibut that sits on top of a bed of sautéed zucchini and is smothered with a jam like layer of onions and tomatoes. This only looks fancy to make. It’s actually quite simple.
I first cooked onions, grape tomatoes and garlic together until it had a
jam like consistency. I sautéed the onions with fresh garlic and salt and pepper until they softened. I added the halved grape tomatoes and allowed the mixture to cook and the juices from the tomatoes to reduce down. While the onions and tomatoes were cooking, I spiralized the zucchini. As soon as the onions and tomatoes were cooked, I removed them from the pan and set aside.
Spiralized zucchini will cook in only a few minutes. I simply sautéed it with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a little of the tomato mixture. I added a splash of fresh lemon juice to give it some brightness. I removed the zucchini from the pan and plated it.
The last step was the fish. I seasoned it with salt, pepper and herbs de Provence. You can use any spices that you prefer. I added a little more olive oil and pan-seared the halibut on both sides for about 4 – 5 minutes each side. Your cook time will depend on the thickness of your fish. Done! A complete meal. One pan and a short list of ingredients!
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