This is literally the easiest dinner ever. It's my version of the recipe for Grilled Halibut with Pesto and Arugula from Epicurious. I just make it easier by using store-bought pesto. I also broil the fish in the oven rather than grilling on the BBQ and make an arugula salad as a side rather than serving under the fillets.
This is a great spring/summer dinner when the halibut is so fresh and you want a quick homemade meal. Harvest season for halibut is March to October.
Halibut with Pesto and an Arugula Salad
Buy some fresh halibut fillets. Rub a little olive oil on them, sprinkle with salt and pepper and broil in a baking pan in the oven for 3-6 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Remove and sprinkle with a touch of fresh lemon juice. Top with a great store-bought pesto.
Make the arugula salad while you broil the fish. Use the same recipe as Tuesday's post, or just toss with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and fresh shaved parmesan.
Of course I also threw some asparagus under the broiler while I was finishing up the fish. Can't get enough. I love this dinner and it's super easy.