Monday, May 21, 2007
Halibut with Orange Gremolata
I tried this recipe from a great food blog, Beyond Salmon, and was quite happy with the results. A gremolata is just a fresh garlic, zest and herb relish that you dot over the fish. When you eat it you just spread it over the fillet and have a little in each bite. I really like fresh orange paired with cilantro and with the fish it just seemed like it would be good and fresh tasting (and it was.) You could also do parsley. The halibut that I've been getting at Whole Foods has just been beautiful. This piece was a thin, from the tail end, and it worked fine in this preparation. As you will see in her recipe, she instructs you to segment the orange and arrange it under the fish. The orange slices are given a little drizzle of balsamic vinegar to bring out their flavor. Beyond Salmon does a whole lot better in the picture-taking department, but here you get the idea.