Nic's Simple halibut
Seared Halibut with Buttered Leeks and Peas
Serves: 4 | Difficulty:
4 medium leeks, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 cup dry white wine or 1 cup low sodium chicken stock plus one tablespoon lemon juice
2 cups spring peas
salt and pepper, to taste
4, 8 oz halibut fillets
For the Leeks and Peas
In a large sauté pan over medium heat, melt butter and 1 tablespoon oil. Soften leeks for 12-15 minutes. Add white wine and simmer for another 5 minutes. Stir in spring peas and simmer until just cooked, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
For the Halibut
In a large (preferably non-stick) skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Season halibut fillets with salt and pepper on either side. Place halibut fillets in the pan and cook undisturbed until the fish is browned on one side, approximately 4 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the other side is browned and fish is just beginning to flake.
Place halibut over leeks and peas to serve.