Recipe by NcMysteryShopper
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.
Top Review by Saltygal
Excellent, I made this as a last minute dish using halibut and It came out moist and perfectly cooked. I didn't have any arugula or marjoram so I just used parsley and oregano and subbed in a little fresh mint and some lemon zest. It was delicious, I can only imagine how great it will be next time when I have the proper herbs on hand . Thanks for a great recipe worthy of company and the price I paid for my halibut
- 1 cup coarse fresh breadcrumb
- 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon dry white wine
- 1⁄4 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup arugula leaf, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon marjoram, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon oregano, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- kosher salt
- fresh ground pepper
- 6 (6 ounce) halibut, skinless or 6 (6 ounce) cod fish fillets
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 400°. In a medium bowl, toss the bread crumbs with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, 1 teaspoon of the minced garlic and the wine. Spread the crumbs on a pie plate and toast for 8 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the 1/2 cup of oil with the parsley, arugula, marjoram, oregano, vinegar and the remaining 1 teaspoon of garlic. Season the herb sauce with salt and pepper.
- Lightly oil a large baking dish. Arrange the halibut fillets in the dish, season with salt and pepper and roast for 8 minutes. Sprinkle the fish with the toasted bread crumbs and bake for about 8 minutes longer, or until the fish is cooked through. Transfer the fish to plates, drizzle with the herb sauce and serve.