Easy, yummy company meal

April 5, 2010

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.

One comment on “Easy, yummy company meal
  1. Laura.ModernHousewife says:

    I like to sautee green beans with carmelized onions and sliced almonds. I just cook the green beans first in some boiling water. For just a couple of minutes than throw them in ice water to stop the cooking. After the onions are nice a carmelized, you add the green beans and almonds. Season with salt and pepper. Maybe M. will like them that way.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe I love to make tapenade and I love halibut, so I will definitely make this.

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