I don’t usually post recipes, but I made something so good and so easy today that I figured I’d share.
I saw some frozen halibut that looked promising at Trader Joe’s the other day. WARNING: I’ve made the mistake before of not removing TJ’s frozen fish from its packaging before thawing. This time, I did it right.
And that fish looked great.
I found a recipe online for oven-roasted halibut with black olive tapenade and roasted red peppers. From scratch.
Well, hmm. I had black olive tapenade on hand and also a jar of fire-roasted peppers.
And while there are times that I like to cook from scratch (the Christmas Eve I made red velvet cupcakes comes to mind), sometimes it just doesn’t make that big a difference.
This was one of those times.
So I sprinkled the halibut with seasoned pepper and put it in a pan with hot olive oil. I cooked both sides till almost done. Then popped it in a 375 degree oven for a few minutes, to finish it off.
I heated the red peppers and placed halibut on a bed of them, topped with the olive tapenade straight out of the jar.
Let me tell you: quick and absolutely delicious. M. is supposed to eat fish but dislikes it. He loved this dish.
I wasn’t so lucky with the way I tried to disguise green beans, which he also hates. I steamed them up and then warmed them in butter. He still wouldn’t eat them. But I sure loved them.
Broccolini, steamed, then sauteed in olive oil and garlic completed this healthful meal.
Since I’d already steamed up the vegetables yesterday and refrigerated them, it was a very quick dinner.