July 14, 2011
There are certain distinct advantages to having a husband who works from home. Pesky errands that can be done during the day. Laundry that magically appears, folded and clean (really!). A back up plan for unexpected emergencies (like the time that a heel broke off my shoe at work and Richard delivered another pair to me). And best of all, dinner ready when I come home. As much as I love to cook, I have surrendered to the luxury of the simple, delicious and healthy meals that await, no matter what time I arrive.
Fish is a frequent Richard choice, and halibut is a particular favourite. Now that tiny delicious local cherry tomatoes are starting to appear, this easy dinner dish is one you must try. Pour a glass of crisp and fruity white wine, and raise a glass to your partner. No matter who made dinner tonight, every meal is a chance to be grateful for sharing it together.
Braised Halibut with Cherry Tomato-Caper Sauce
from the 5-Factor World Diet, by Harley Pasternak and Laura Moser
2 halibut fillets (about 5 ounces each)
Salt and pepper
2 tsp olive oil
1 cups cherry tomatoes cut in half
2 tbsp capers, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp lemon juice
1. Season the halibut with salt and pepper. In a non-stick skillet, heat 1 tsp of the olive oil over medium-high heat, add the fish and cook for five minutes per side, or until cooked through. Transfer to a platter and cover to keep warm.
2. In the same skillet, heat the remaining olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the tomatoes, capers and lemon juice to the skillet, and cook for a couple of minutes, or until the tomatoes are softened but not completely cooked. Plate the fish, spoon the sauce over the halibut and serve with crusty bread.