Monday, September 30, 2013
Pan Seared Wild Pacific Halibut w/ Lemon, Capers and Garlic Herb Butter
This evening I made a quick and simple dinner. I picked up some wild Pacific halibut this weekend at Costco and decided to pan sear it and keep it super simple and fresh. I heated a medium skillet with a tablespoon or two of olive oil on medium-high and placed 2 halibut fillets (seasoned on both sides with freshly ground black pepper and pink Himalayan salt) in the pan and cooked on each side for 3 minutes and then transferred to a plate and covered immediately with foil to gently complete the cooking all the way to the center of the 1-inch fillets. After removing the halibut, I added about 3 tablespoons of Kerrygold's Garlic & Herb Butter to the skillet (keeping the heat on medium) and then added about 2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of finely grated lemon zest to the skillet and gently swirled it around until the butter was melted; then added 2-3 tablespoons of capers to the lemon garlic butter and cooked just until heated (about 1 minute). I plated the halibut and then spooned the lemon garlic herb butter with capers over the top and lightly grated a bit more lemon zest over the top. I served our meal with fresh steamed broccoli and Yellow Squash Casserole left from last night's dinner. Total prep and cook time for this evening's dinner was about 20 minutes (maybe less). I snapped a couple photos for you to see below. Enjoy!