Sesame-roasted Halibut with Sweet and Spicy Rhubarb Sauce
The bright pink notes of rhubarb with its tart, juicy flavor counterpoint beautifully with the spicy elements of the sauce.
- 4 (4- to 6-ounce) skin-on halibut fillets Add to list
- 4 tablespoons tamari, divided Add to list
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds Add to list
- 2 tablespoons high-heat oil Add to list
- 3 cloves garlic, minced Add to list
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger Add to list
- 1 cup thinly sliced rhubarb, tossed with 1 teaspoon sugar Add to list
- 3 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces, plus additional for garnish Add to list
- 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into strips Add to list
- 1/2 pasilla or poblano chile, cut into strips Add to list
- 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce Add to list
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar Add to list
- 1 tablespoon lime juice Add to list
- 2 tablespoons honey or brown sugar Add to list
Preheat oven to 425° F.
Place fillets in a parchment-lined baking dish. Brush with 2 tablespoons tamari and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Roast for 12 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness, or until halibut is just opaque through. Don't overcook!
While halibut is roasting, heat oil in a heavy sauté pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook for a scant 30 seconds. Add rhubarb and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add green onions, bell peppers and pasilla peppers and stir-fry for 1 minute more. Reduce heat to low and add remaining 2 tablespoons tamari, sweet chili sauce, vinegar and lime juice. Cook to heat through.
Place halibut on each of 4 plates and serve the sauce over the top. Serve garnished with thinly sliced green onions.
You may accompany this dish with steamed rice.
Each serving: 320 cal, 13g fat (1.5g sat), 45mg chol, 1090mg sodium, 16g carb, 2g fiber, 33g protein
Recipe by, PCC Chef
Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on April 10, 2010.