Few things exemplify spring more than this shaved asparagus salad with a zesty and sweet dressing. Top with silky olive oil poached yelloweye fillets for an elegant springtime dinner.
Note: Ali originally created this recipe for halibut, but it works just as well with yelloweye or any other thick fillets of whitefish.
- For the Yelloweye:
- 4 (6 oz) yelloweye fillets
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 3 c olive oil
- For the Asparagus Salad:
- 2 lb large asparagus spears
- 1 pt cherry tomatoes
- 3 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ c olive oil
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Season yelloweye fillets on both sides with salt and pepper. Rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.
Make Asparagus Salad
Holding the asparagus spear from the end, shave the asparagus into long, thin strips with a vegetable peeler. Place the strips in a large bowl. Slice tomatoes in half and add to the asparagus bowl.
In a small jar, combine the remaining ingredients and shake to combine. Add to asparagus and toss to coat.
In a medium sized sauce pot, heat 3 cups of olive oil over medium heat until it registers 200°F. Adjust heat to low to maintain temperature. Gently submerge the fillets and cook over low heat until cooked through, about 6-7 minutes.
Place yelloweye over salad to serve.