Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
Episode: Foods of Genoa
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Halibut Poached in Olive Oil with Broccoli Rabe Pesto
Total:
45 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
45 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Broccoli Rabe Pesto:
  • 8 ounces broccoli rabe (about 1/2 a bunch)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
Olive Oil Poached Halibut:
  • 4 cups olive oil
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) pieces halibut
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

For the Broccoli Rabe Pesto:

Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the broccoli rabe and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer the cooked broccoli rabe to an ice bath and let cool, about 3 minutes. Shake off the excess water and transfer to a food processor. Add the garlic, walnuts, honey, salt, and pepper process until smooth. With the machine running gradually pour in the extra-virgin olive oil. Transfer the pesto to a small bowl and stir in the Parmesan. Cover and set aside.;

For the Halibut:

In a medium, heavy skillet, heat the olive oil and vegetable oil over medium-low heat. Using a deep-fry thermometer, heat the oil to 200 degrees F. Reduce the heat to low to sustain the 200 degree F temperature. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Gently place the fish in the oil making sure it is submerged beneath the surface. Poach the fish until just cooked through, about 6 to 7 minutes.;

To Serve:

Place about 1/2 cup of Broccoli Rabe Pesto on a serving plate and gently smooth out to make a bed for the fish. Using a slotted fish spatula gently transfer the cooked fish from the poaching oil to the serving plate, placing the fish on top of the bed of pesto. Serve immediately.;

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