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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lemon Ginger Halibut with Grilled Asparagus

Taz says:  "Oh brother...  the food on this blog is making me feel so FAT!  Daddy, can't we make something healthy tonight???"
 Yes Tazzy... Yes, we can!  We both need to start working on our girlish figure.  Summer will be here before we know it!  Yikes...

COOKING FOR ONE TONIGHT!

Want to feel good about what you eat tonight?  Here's something to easily make for yourself and feel good about what you made - and it tastes so good!

You'll need:

1 Halibut fillet (0.6 lbs)
As much asparagus as you want (6-8 spears)
2 scallions
1 tsp honey
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tbsp chopped ginger
2 tbsp olive oil
ground pepper
grapeseed oil spray

*Preheat oven to 350

 First, coat the halibut in 1 tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, chopped ginger and cracked black pepper.  No Salt here!!!  Tonight salt is ALL BAD and we HATE it!!!!!!  You don't need it - everything else is going to make it taste yummy!  Salt makes your face puffy and you want to lose that water weight you've been holding on to since the dead of winter.......  ;-)


 Cut off the woody ends of some asparagus - coat with the other table spoon of olive oil - crack some black pepper on the asparagus too.  Now get a grill pan over a very hot flame!  We're going to grill it super fast!  (2-3 minutes on each side - you'll see the grill marks).

In a large frying pan - over high heat - add some of the grapeseed oil and sear the halibut - skin side down for 3 minutes.  

After the 3 minutes, flip the fish (stupidly I did not use a non-stick pan... You probably want a non-stick pan here!!!  Oops... oh well, it still came out so good... so keep reading!  Carefully flip the fillet - the skin will be stuck on, so put it next to the stuck on skin!  Finish in the 350 degree oven for 5 minutes.  I just put the whole pan in the oven.  Remember to use a pot holder when you take the frying pan out...  Oh do I have a good story about THAT!  ...lots of screaming involved!

Garnish the plate with a lemon slice and chopped scallions!  (The scallion add such great flavor to the plate!  YUM!)

And now you can feel good about the dinner you just ate!  No rice, no potatoes - you can save those for tomorrow!  :-)

***Soon to come on this food blog***

Today I had lunch as Eataly with my dear friends Michelle, Kristen & Ashley - this place is AMAZING!  I must go grocery shopping there and cook something ASAP!  
Please look at their website and GO THERE NOW!!!!
I love living in a city where this is within walking distance.  I think this will fill the void in my life ever since Balducci's closed!

3 comments:

  1. sheesh even the healthy stuff looks difficult! i actually have never cooked fish. i'm afraid of it. and i love it so much. i need to try this. i don't have a grill pan to make pretty lines on the asparagus though :)

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