Knowing how to expertly sear a piece of fish is a great skill to add to your cooking repertoire. While fish is expensive, it’s a terrific source of nutrients. So, find the best source you can for the freshest fish and keep an eye on sales. Halibut is a great choice to feed your family, and can often be found at a good price.
Below is a template for cooking halibut, but feel free to substitute other fish. Try one of my savory marinades to amp up the flavor. Simply brush a tablespoon of marinade on each fillet before searing. Serve additional marinade on the side for an instant and delicious sauce.
To sear halibut:
You need a 6 oz piece of halibut (each about 1 1/2 – 2 inches thick) for each person. Don’t cook more than 4 fillets at a time (crowding the pan would steam the fish instead of searing)
Heat 2 tbsp Olive oil in a large skillet.
Season the halibut on both sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Cook the fish for about 5 minutes, until lightly browned. Turn and cook about 5 minutes longer, or until the fish is opaque in the center and browned on both sides.
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