The mild flavor of halibut paired with sautéed vegetables can certainly stand on their own, but a little complexity and heat make this dish more interesting. In this recipe, cumin, fresh ginger, and jalapenos are used to create a flavor-packed dish with depth. The cumin adds an earthy lemony flavor to the fish while the ginger brings its pungency and aroma to the sauté and the jalapenos deliver a mouthwatering heat that keeps you coming back. Best of all, this fish dish requires little time to make.
- Olive oil
- 3 (6-ounce) wild Alaskan halibut fillets
- ½ tablespoon ground cumin
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
- 2 jalapeno peppers, minced (remove the seeds and ribs for less heat)
- 1 large head of broccoli, florets removed
- 1 pound of asparagus, ends removed and cut in 1-inch pieces
- Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high.
- Season both sides of each fillet with cumin, a generous pinch of salt and black pepper.
- Place fish into the skillet skin side down once the oil is hot. Cook for about 4 minutes.
- Turn and cook for an additional 3 minutes or so. Fish is done when the flesh is opaque and easily flakes with a fork.
- Remove and discard the skin if desired. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
- Add another tablespoon of oil into the pan used to cook the fish and heat over medium-high.
- Sauté the garlic, ginger and minced jalapenos until fragrant.
- Add the broccoli and asparagus to the skillet.
- Cook while stirring for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
- Plate, top each serving of the sauté with a halibut fillet and serve. Enjoy!
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