Halibut with Broccoli

Written by Mark Coles - Follow on Google+ | Facebook | Twitter

Serves 4, ½ fish fillet each, 236 calories


2-3 cups small broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)

¼ cup finely ground almonds (use blender to grind or purchase “ground almonds”)

2 tsp minced fresh tarragon or basil (or 1 tsp dried)

1-2 Tbsp of olive oil or coconut oil

2 halibut fillets, about 8 oz each

½ cup chicken broth or fish stock

Fresh or dried basil for garnish

1/3 cup lemon juice

Cooking and preparation

Steam broccoli until slightly tender, but not too soft. Set aside.

In a small bowl, mix herbs with ground almonds. Dip each halibut filet into the almond mixture. Heat 1 Tbsp of olive or coconut oil in a large pan over a medium heat,  and sauté halibut for about 4 minutes on each side depending on thickness. Transfer to serving dish and cover with foil to keep warm.

Add ½ cup of broth or stock to skillet and stir in broccoli to reheat. Add lemon juice and season to taste with sea salt if needed and ground pepper. Spoon broccoli with juices on top of halibut filets, garnish with a sprinkle of basil and serve immediately.

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