Pan Fried Halibut...A really quick and easy way to do your fillet of fish. A really simple recipe....
I usually BBQ my fish but, when I don't have time to heat up the grill I opt for this version. The trick is to leave the fish to cook on one side for a few minutes without constantly turning and moving it. You want the fish to get a carmel color and seal in the juices before you turn it on the second side. Cooking it with a mixture of butter/olive oil also gives it the golden color. In this recipe, I decided to skip the butter. Hope you enjoy...
- 1 fillet of fish (I used halibut...but you can use salmon,mahi mahi or any other fish)
- 2 tsp fresh dill (I used 1 tsp dried)
- salt and pepper to taste
- chopped garlic, minced, optional
- olive oil/butter
- wedge of lemon
1. Rinse fish under cold water and pat dry. Coat fish with some olive oil. Sprinkle kosher salt , pepper and dill on both sides of fish.
2. Let rest for about 20 minutes.
4. Add fish fillet and lower heat to medium. It is at this point you can add 2 tsp butter to the pan (optional).
5. Cook fish for about 3-4 minutes on one side depending on the thickness.
6. Turn fish over and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily. Squeeze some lemon over the dish.
7. Serve warm with roasted asparagus and rice/mashed potatoes.