Halibut with Pea Pesto


I recently acquired a lovely piece of Halibut (my favorite!)  from a dear friend’s Uncle.  He was sharing a story with James about how he caught a 98 lb – yes, you read that right – Halibut.  James jokingly said, “Don’t tell her (pointing to me) that’s her favorite”  Well, being the generous man that he was, he sent us home with a large piece of fish (just look at that picture!) that would’ve easily run us $35 in the store.   So many thanks to Sara’s Uncle Roger!

  • 1 large piece of Halibut
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • big handful of fresh basil

Preheat oven to 375.

Start by removing any excess water from your fish by blotting with a paper towel.  Next, season with salt and pepper.  Place fish in a baking dish and cook for about 15 minutes depending on the thickness or until internal temperature reaches 140.

While fish is cooking, make pesto by combining peas, garlic, basil, salt and pepper in food processor.  Pulse to combine and scrape down the sides if need be.  Place lid back, turn on processor and stream in olive oil.  Transfer pesto to a bowl and mix in Parmesan cheese.

Serve fish with a generous dollop of pesto.

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