Though I’ve eaten quite well since moving into an RV almost six months ago, I’ve not really gone out on a culinary limb of difficulty.
This week is no different.
Sure, Pan-seared Halibut with Cannellini Spinach Mashers sounds really fancy, but it’s about as rustic a dish as you’ll ever serve. It’s easy too … as in 15 minutes or so from opening the fridge to sitting down at the dinner table.
If I can cook a meal like this at the Jimmy Rockford, you can do so much better. Go ahead and throw on your chef’s garb, because no one will know how quick and easy this delicious dish truly is.
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Pan-seared Halibut w/ Cannellini Spinach Mashers
- 1 – 15 oz can Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 cups – Fresh baby spinach
- ¼ cup – Vegetable stock**
- 2 – Garlic cloves, minced
- 1 TB – Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 TB – Lemon juice
- 1 tsp – Kosher salt
- 1 tsp – Black pepper
- 1 lb – Halibut* (about 1-inch thick), sliced into ¼ lb pieces, patted dry w/ paper towel
- 2 tsp – Kosher salt
- 2 tsp – Black pepper
- 1 tsp – Lemon zest
- 1 tsp – Paprika (optional)
- 2 TB – Extra virgin olive oil
- In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat and cook garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add spinach, beans, stock, salt and pepper.
- Bring mixture to a heavy simmer, stirring and mashing with a fork as you go.
- It's done when heated through — after about 5 minutes of cooking.
- Add the lemon juice, cover, set aside and make the fish.
- Season fish with salt, pepper, lemon zest and paprika, if using.
- In a cast iron or other skillet, heat oil over medium high setting until almost smoking.
- Cook fish on one side until lightly browned, about 3 minutes; flip and cook on the other side another 3 minutes, or so; remove from heat and allow to sit for 1 minute.
**-Substitute chicken stock