halibut in pea sauce


For you foodies out there and by request here are the details for Halibut in Pea Sauce. Super easy, make sure to have good fresh bread on hand, sauce is delicious.

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

1 teaspoon shallots, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cups half and half

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen peas

salt and pepper to taste

4-6 fresh halibut fillets

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

For the sauce, saute garlic and shallots in small sauce-pan for a few minutes in half the oil, add half and half and let it come to a simmer; cook for about two minutes. Puree in blender and set aside.

Pour the olive oil in a frying pan and bring to fairly high heat. Place the halibut in the pan and sear for a few minutes on each side to create some brown crunchy crust, without burning. (I seared only the top of the fish, the fish I purchased had skin on and personally I really don’t like seared skin).

Transfer the fillets to an oven pan, pour the hot pea sauce over the fish, place in oven. Bake for 10 minutes. I poured the sauce around the fish, baked, and then when plating garnished the baked fish with the sauce on top). Plates are a little messy, this is family and life is often messy. 🙂

Serves 4-6.

Recipe from Finger Lakes Feast | 110 Delicious Recipes from New York’s Hotspot for Wholesome Local Foods | Kate Harvey and Karl Zinsmeister | photos by Noah Zinsmeister

Totally enjoy cooking from this book and family is happy, thank you Kate, Karl, and Noah.

PS Three Sisters Soup is even better the second and third day.

Wishing everyone a great Friday and wonderful weekend. Every day dress.


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  1. Thanks for the recipe! Yes, I confess: I am a foodie. The sauce sounds great — but with two cups of half & half, how could it be otherwise? Yum.

    • Butter and half and half is love….

  2. Looks and sounds delicious! I am always looking for new, tasty and especially easy recipes to try. Thanks for sharing. Think I just might have to buy Finger Lakes Feast – that soup looks divine too!

    • Thanks, Nancy. It is a great book. I picked it up while we were wine tasting in the Finger Lakes few weekends ago. Highly recommended it!

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