With the inevitable change of seasons, it's time to start thinking about comforting, soothing meals like this halibut.
Served in a shallow bowl with a fragrant green tea broth — so delicious you'll be drinking every last bit — and an assortment of Asian vegetables, this fish dish is filling, healthy, and flavorful. A helping of quinoa acts as a hearty side dish.
To learn the cooking process,
4 halibut fillets (6 ounces each)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 cup quinoa
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 piece fresh ginger (about 2 inches), peeled and finely chopped
1 baby bok choy (6 ounces), thinly sliced lengthwise
1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced
1/2 cup snow peas, strings removed, thinly sliced lengthwise
1 cup brewed green tea
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
3 scallions, sliced on the diagonal
Basil leaves for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Season halibut with salt and pepper.
- In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups salted water to a boil. Add quinoa, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.
- Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Cook fillets until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
- Remove fillets from pan (reserve pan with any oil in it). Place fish in an ovenproof dish and bake 8 to 10 minutes or until just cooked through (a paring knife will easily go through fish).
- To pan, add ginger, bok choy, edamame, shiitakes, and snow peas; reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes or until the shiitakes begin to soften.
- Add green tea, soy sauce, and honey. Cook until edamame are tender, about 3 minutes longer. Add scallions to pan.
- Place some broth and vegetables in each of four shallow bowls. Top with fish fillet and garnish with basil leaves.
- Season quinoa with salt if necessary and serve on the side in separate serving bowls.
- Fish, Main Dishes
- Other Asian