Seared Alaskan Halibut, Lentils & Kale

magnesium rich food, alaskan halibtu with lentils and kale Alaskan halibut, kale, and lentils are all high in magnesium.  Here is one of the best halibut recipes I have come across.  All the components of this dish are outstanding and they work really well together.

 

Ingredients

For the Lentils and Kale

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 lb green lentils
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 large bunch of kale, stems removed and rough chop
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper (to taste)

For the Halibut

  • 4 (6 ounce) halibut fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste (don’t be shy)

Directions

To cook the lentils

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Cook and stir onion and carrot in the hot oil until softened, about 4 minutes.  Add garlic, thyme sprigs, kosher salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes; cook and stir to coat, 1 minute.
  2. Stir lentils, tomatoes & their juice, and chicken stock into onion and carrot mixture.  Cover, reduce heat and let simmer until lentils are tender, about 40 minutes.  Add kale, lemon zest, and lemon juice; cook until kale is wilted, about 5 minutes.  Season with salt and black pepper and turn off heat.

To cook the Halibut

  1. In a large saute pan over medium-high heat add the olive oil.  Season the fish with salt and pepper.  Sear the fish for 3 to 4 minutes (do not move, drop and don’t touch) and then flip.  Add the lemon juice, butter, and sprigs of thyme.  Baste the fish for 2-3 minutes (depending on thickness) with the sauce.
  2. Remove from pan and begin plating; present the halibut over the lentils & kale.  Brush the halibut lightly with the left over pan sauce.

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