Pistachio-Crusted Halibut with Spring Farmers Market Salad

Summer comes to life with a fresh, luscious halibut dish, with a gorgeous crust and burst of salad underneath.

Ingredients

For pistachio-crusted Halibut:

1 cup chopped pistachios

 1 cup coarse breadcrumbs

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup all purpose flour

4 skinless paves Alaskan halibut, 5 ounces each

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

For spring farmers market salad:

1 cup blanched haricot verts

1 cup sliced French breakfast radish

3 cups mixed lettuce

1/2 cup champagne vinaigrette (see below)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For champagne vinaigrette:

1/4 cup champagne vinegar

1 shallot, minced

1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

1 teaspoon honey

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

 

Directions

For pistachio-crusted halibut:

1. Place pistachios, bread crumbs, salt and pepper together in a shallow baking dish, stir to combine.  Place eggs in separate dish and flour in another dish. 

2. Take each portion of halibut and dredge only top side in flour, then eggs, then pistachio/bread crumb mixture, being careful to dredge top side only. 

3. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan to medium heat. Place breaded side of fish in hot oil and sear until golden brown; approximately 3-4 minutes.  Flip fish gently so breaded side of fish is on top, and finish in oven for approximately 8-10 minutes.

For salad:

Toss all ingredients in a bowl to combine.  Add kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

 For vinaigrette:

Combine vinegar, shallots, thyme leaves and honey in a mixing bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes.  Using a whisk, gently drizzle in the olive oil.

To serve:

1. Remove fish from oven and plate.
2. Accompany with spring salad mix, drizzle with vinaigrette and salt and pepper to taste.

Pistachio-Crusted Halibut with Spring Farmers Market Salad

Nutritional Information

Based on 4 servings.

Per serving:

Calories

890

Total Fat     

42g

Saturated Fat  

6g

Monounsaturated Fat

24g

Cholesterol

205mg

Sodium

620mg

Carbohydrates

76g

Dietary Fiber      

8g

Protein

56g

Potassium

1940mg