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Alaskan Halibut Caprese

Alaskan Halibut Caprese Recipe
Photo courtesy ASMI

Augment a classic Italian caprese salad by adding wild Alaskan halibut.

Alaskan Halibut Caprese | Sitka Salmon Shares

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Total time: 25 min
Serves: 4


Ingredients

  • 4 (4-6 oz) halibut fillets
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 8 large fresh whole basil leaves
  • 2 medium tomatoes, each cut into 4 slices
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1½ Tbsp olive oil
  • ⅓ c fresh basil, chopped

Directions

Preheat broiler/oven to medium-high (450°F). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and coat with nonstick cooking spray. Place halibut in pan and broil about 5 inches from heat source for 4 to 6 minutes, or until lightly browned. Turn fillets over and season with salt and pepper.

Broil an additional 5 to 7 minutes for frozen halibut OR 1 to 2 minutes for fresh/thawed fish. Cook until fish is opaque throughout.

Remove halibut from oven, layer 2 slices of cheese, 2 basil leaves, and 2 slices tomato over each portion. Return halibut to the oven and broil an additional 2 minutes, until cheese begins to melt. Blend balsamic vinegar and oil. To serve, spoon dressing over fillets and garnish with chopped basil.

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