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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Halibut with Tomato Nectarine Salsa

Halibut with Tomato Nectarine Salsa
As I mentioned in a recent post, I haven't done much cooking this summer. Besides my morning oatmeal, egg, and berries, most of my day is spent grazing on my farmers market finds rather than turning them into delicious food stuffs to share on this site. This past weekend I went to the market hoping to find a little inspiration. I've already had my fair share of the early season tomatoes, but the nectarines were looking great. I was also excited to score a few pieces of Pacific halibut since the fish monger had been out of it in previous weeks. If this recipe seems familiar, it's because I've done a couple of versions of halibut with salsa, but it's a combination that I love and keep coming back to because I can change it up a million different ways. This was a great way to highlight some of my current favorite summer flavors. 

Halibut with Tomato Nectarine Salsa


Halibut with Tomato Nectarine Salsa
(By Esi)

Makes 2 servings

2 firm nectarines, pitted and diced
Small handful grape tomatoes, halved
1 small shallot, diced
2 tablespoons parsley or cilantro
Juice from about 1/2 lemon, or to taste
2 4-ounce halibut filets
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

In a small bowl, mix together the nectarines, tomatoes, shallot, and parsley. Add the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper, adjusting the seasonings as necessary.  Let the salsa stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to come together.

In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Season both sides of the filets with salt and pepper. Cook for two minutes per side until nicely browned on the outside and just cooked through on the inside.

Serve the halibut warm topped with the salsa.

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23 comments:

Erica said...

Protein, veggies & fruit- great meal! I love nectarines..and they are so incredibly fresh and juicy right now. I've been pulling back a bit on the cooking too. a lot of cold Mediterranean style meals (hummus, cold salads, crisp veggies and fruits with some good pita) have been my go tos.

Becca said...

Summer is my favorite time for fish and fruit salsas. I'll have to try this!

Becca

Maria said...

Loving that salsa! Fabulous presentation!

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

The fish looks perfect and the salsa looks fabulous!!

Sandi said...

wow that looks great!! real easy and delicious

vanillasugar said...

very healthy meal. and i, like you, have not been cooking or baking either. we've had such horrid humidity that it just kills your appetite. i do a lot of grazing on veggies too.

Diana said...

You sound like me with the oatmeal! Though I'm still attached to my pb version. ;)

I've been loving the nectarines at the farmers market this summer. Will have to try this dish! Do you get halibut there too?

Esi said...

Thanks everyone.

Diana, yes, I get my fish at the FM!

Joanne said...

I think fruity salsas are the best! I've been cooking with fruits lately and it's just so lovely.

eatingclubvancouver_js said...

I've been finding it quite a chore to cook these days too. Must be summer. . .yeah, too bad we didn't get to meet up. Oh we did, but we just had our signals crossed and didn't introduce ourselves to each other. :) Next time: and, ring us up if you're ever in Vancouver.

Shannon said...

my mouth is watering over here :) that looks absolutely wonderful!

Chef Fresco said...

This looks amazing. Perfect summer meal - light and fresh. Love it.

Jeanne said...

I haven't been cooking very much, either. This does look like the perfect summer meal! Nectarine salsa sounds wonderful.

Monika said...

A perfect summer meal! Looks delightful.

Anna A. said...

What lovely summer flava flavs! I love halibut with fruit in general and nectarines sounds like it would make the perfect pair. Keep on grazing!

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

You have such a nice sear on that halibut....I need to come to your place for dinner. The nectarine salsa is very unique, I can see why you are loving it. xo

Marie said...

I find it so difficult to cook actual meals in the summertime. Thanks for stirring up some inspiration!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

oh that looks delicious.
I love Halibut.

I look forward to meeting you on Thursday at McCormick and Schmick's maybe they'll server Halibut :)

Helene said...

Halibut is one of my fav fish. I love eating it with a mango salsa.

Peabody said...

What a gorgeous piece of fish.

Kevin said...

What a delightful, simple, light and tasty meal! I like using nectarines and peaches in salsas like this.

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

wow tomato and nectartine, i would not have thought to combine them but this salsa looks good! we seriously need to go on a farmer's market trip together soon! love me some summer nectarines!

Kerstin said...

What a lovely way to serve halibut - it looks delicious with all that lovely summer produce.