Easy Pan Fried Halibut

It's summer. It's light outside until 9 pm — so who wants to spend a couple of hours in the kitchen when you could be out there smacking a golf ball around or playing with the dog? Here's a proven fan favorite — halibut — in a simple, easy-to-prepare dinner that tastes like you went to a restaurant.

           INGREDIENTS

            METHOD

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more to taste

1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons canola oil

2 halibut steaks, each about 1 ½ inches thick

 

For the salad:

1 large orange

1 tablespoon olive oil

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 large handfuls mixed salad greens

1 medium avocado, ripe but firm, diced

Whisk together the flour, salt, and pepper until well combined; set aside.

Set a cast iron frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the canola oil.

Find the smooth side of each halibut steak and dip it into the seasoned flour, making sure that only that surface is evenly coated (only one side needs to go into the dredge to achieve a nice crust). Place the dredged steaks flour side down into the hot pan; do not move them until a nice golden crust has formed, about 3 to 5 minutes. Salt the other side of the fish while in the pan.

Carefully flip the steaks and finish cooking, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Slice 1/4 inch off the top and bottom of the orange and set it flat on a work surface. Using a paring knife, follow the curve of the orange and slice off any remaining peel and white pith. Working over a bowl to catch the juice, slice between the membranes to release the segments.Measure 1 tablespoon of the orange juice and place it in a mixing bowl. Whisk in the olive oil; season with salt and black pepper to taste. Toss the mixed greens and orange segments in the dressing until lightly and evenly coated. Arrange the salad on serving plates and top with the avocado. Place the cooked halibut on top and serve.

 

 

Lighthouse Seafood is a family business, owned and operated by Tim and Heather O'Leary.

They have supplied Central Florida restaurants and residents with prime seafood for more than a decade.

Their commitment is to always have only the freshest seafood for your table.

Grouper  Snapper  Salmon  Shrimp  Tuna  Trout  Halibut  Cod  Stone Crabs  Blue Crabs

King Crab  Snow Crab  Clams  Oysters  Mahi  Swordfish  Florida Lobster  Maine Lobster

101 N. Country Club Rd.

Lake Mary, FL 32746

407.330.2425

8780 E CR 466

The Villages, FL 32162

352.751.1755