Friday, February 09, 2007

FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FEAST ~ Spicy Alaskan Halibut Cordon Blue

~ from the sea


1/2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon granulated white sugar

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts

2 cloves minced garlic

2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 sheet (12"x18") aluminum foil

4 fresh thick Alaska Halibut steaks or fillets (4 to 6 oz. each)

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

  1. Heat olive oil, sugar, cayenne pepper and walnuts in small skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir until nuts begin to brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove skillet from heat; stir in garlic and lemon juice. Set aside.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Brush both sides of fish with olive oil and place on baking sheet. Broil 9-10 minutes until fish is nearly opaque throughout.
  3. Mix parsley and blue cheese with nuts; distribute evenly over halibut. Broil another 1 to 2 minutes, until blue cheese is melted and fish is opaque throughout.

(serves 4)

Note: Serve with steamed asparagus topped with lemon butter.

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