Cookin’ with KAFE – Alaskan Halibut

Cookin’ with KAFE – Alaskan Halibut

Fresh Alaskan Halibut with Pesto Mashed potatoes and Rhubarb Gastrique

  • 6 oz of fresh Halibut
  • Rhubarb gastrique
    • ¼ cup brunoised rhubarb
    • ½  cup sugar or honey
    • 2 T orange juice
    • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1 T corn starch
    • Pesto Mashed Potatoes
      • 1 cup mashed potatoes
      • 2 oz. parmesan
      • 2 cups parsley
      • 3 cloves garlic
      • 1 tsp. salt
      • 1 tsp. pepper
      • ¼ cup pine nuts
      • 2 T hot water

In an oven safe sauté pan or cast iron skillet:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 and turn the burner to medium high,
  2. Add olive oil or butter to the sauté pan, then pan sear a 6 oz. halibut filet, sear on one side for 1 minute, flip the fish with a spatula then put in the oven for an additional 8 minutes.
  3. Boil 1/2 cup water in a pot, add rhubarb, 1/2 cup sugar or honey, then make a slurry of    1 tablespoon cornstarch and 2 tablespoons orange juice,
  4. Add to your simple syrup solution, add 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, and the cornstarch slurry, this will thicken your gastrique.
  5. Pesto: parsley, parmesan, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, salt and pepper combine all ingredients in a blender, mix this pesto concentrate with mashed potatoes, you can serve the pesto mash, warm or cold.
  6. Place the fish carefully on top of the mashed potatoes for a tall presentation.
  7. Garnish the plate with the rhubarb gastrique and enjoy.

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