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Shockingly Good Pan Seared Halibut

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 4
  • 10 min
  • 15 min
  • $$$$
Gatheredtable
inspired by  Freshy's, our local fish market

Ingredients

  • 4 6-ounce halibut fillets
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter

Directions

Make: 1. Season fish with salt and pepper. Dust both sides with flour; pat off excess. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in pan on medium-high heat until very hot, add fish. 3. Turn over fillets when fish is done 1/4 of the way through and well browned on one side, about 3 minutes. 4. Reduce heat to medium and cook about 4 min, until fish is mostly done. 5. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and butter to pan. Using a spoon, baste fish continuously while it fishes cooking 2-3 minutes (internal temp 130) 6. Remove from heat and let rest 2 minutes.

Notes

SO simple and SO good! Any firm white fish works with this recipe. We recently discovered turbot when looking for a less expensive alternative to halibut and were amazed at how good it was! Check out our tips for buying and cooking fish here - http://blog.gatheredtable.com/2015/06/21/a-beginners-guide-to-how-to-buy-and-cook-fish/ Looking for a good substitute? Many fish types are extremely versatile, check out our recommended substitutions here - http://blog.gatheredtable.com/2015/06/21/recipe-hacking-how-to-substitute-different-types-of-fish/

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