Thai Style Halibut and Green Bean Curry

Thai Style Halibut and Green Bean Curry
Serves 2
Can be Doubled| Can be Halved

Green curry is a staple for us when we go out for Thai food. We usually order a vegetarian or chicken version, but I’ve rarely seen it served with fish fillets. I wanted to find a way to make it at home with halibut which is one of my favorite fish. I’m not professing to be an authentic Thai cook, but the recipe I created is delicious and beats takeout Thai food any day. It’s also considerably lighter than what you would find at a restaurant and comes together very easily.     ~Shivani

Ingredients:

2, 6-ounce halibut fillets
1, 15-ounce can light coconut milk
4 tablespoons green curry paste
1/2 pound trimmed green beans
1/2 tomato, chopped
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon canola or vegetable oil
salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place fish on a foil lined tray, season with salt and pepper, and bake until done, about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on thickness of the fish.

Cover fish to keep warm while curry cooks.

Heat oil in a medium nonstick pan over medium heat.

Add onion, and saute 2 minutes.

Add garlic, and saute 1 minute.

Add tomato, and saute mixture for 2 minutes.

Add in green curry paste and coconut milk and blend well.

Bring to a gentle boil, add green beans and cook until beans are soft but not mushy- around 5 to 8 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper.

Add fish to curry.

Serving Suggestions:

You get your veggies and protein in with this dish so all you need is some brown or jasmine rice, and you’re ready to eat!

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Scallion Crusted Halibut

Scallion Crusted Halibut
Serves 2
Can be Doubled| Can be Halved

We’re big halibut eaters around here- Mahir and I love the fact that it has a meaty, firm texture but yet has the low calorie and fat content of a light white fish. I’m always looking for interesting ways to prepare it, and I came up with this one after a trip to Whole Foods. In an addition to plain fish, the seafood counters at the stores sell a lot of already marinated varieties, and when I was there recently, salmon fillets with these seasonings were a popular buy. I decided to make the same topping myself but use halibut instead. I initially thought that a half-pound of fish each would be too much, but both Mahir and I finished without much trouble!     ~Shivani

Ingredients:

2 6 to 8-ounce halibut fillets
4 stalks of scallion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons of cilantro, finely minced
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil (you can use all canola if you don’t have sesame on hand)
1 to 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Toss together all of the seasonings and rub on fish.

Bake for 7 to 10 minutes (bake longer depending on thickness of fish) and turn on the broiler on high and broil until done- an additional 2 to 4 minutes.

Serving suggestions:

Given the Asian flair of this recipe, try with soba noodles tossed with steamed sno-peas, lightly sauteed shitake mushrooms, a touch of sesame oil and soy sauce.

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