Halibut with herb sauce dares to bring fish that's not smoked to the brunch table. Created by husband-and-wife team, Gayle Pirie and John Clark, of San Francisco's Zuni Cafe, when they resolved to rescue what they saw as an unloved meal from its second-class status. They accomplished this feat in part by moving beyond eggs.
While this dish doesn't shout Christmas any more than it does brunch, it's ideal for the holidays: easy to prepare, perfect to serve to large groups and crafted to make the most of comforting seasonal ingredients.
Match this simple, mild fish with a light, fresh and fruity white like the fragrant 1998 Antinori Galestro or the 1998 Anselmi Soave San Vincenzo.
MAKE AHEAD The sauce can be refrigerated for several hours.