Halibut Fillet with Citrus Salsa and Asparagus

Halibut Fillet with Citrus Salsa and Asparagus

Recipe Rating: 3.61704
Serves 4
Big flavors and bright colors make this a fantastic way to serve halibut, a favorite for its sweet, mild flavor and toothsome texture. Our citrus salsa uses grapefruit, orange and tangerine, but you can substitute any citrus in season. Swap blood orange for the navel orange and Meyer lemon for the tangerine; you’ll want about 1 1/2 cups sectioned citrus in total.
  • 1 pink grapefruit
  • 1 navel orange
  • 1 tangerine
  • 1/2 to 1 serrano chile, very thinly sliced (remove seeds for a milder dish)
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt, divided
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless halibut fillets
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked pink peppercorns, plus more to taste
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
To make the salsa, cut a thin slice off top and bottom of grapefruit, cutting though the white pith to expose the flesh. Place grapefruit on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to slice down along the skin, following the curve of the fruit and removing all white pith. Hold grapefruit over a bowl to catch juices and cut down along membranes to release each section and let it drop into the bowl; carefully remove any seeds. Repeat with orange. Peel and chop tangerine and add to the bowl.

Add chile, onion, shallot, 1 tablespoon of the oil and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt to salsa. Set aside.

Sprinkle halibut with remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt and pink pepper. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add halibut skin-side up and cook until nicely browned, about 5 minutes. Flip fish and continue to cook until skin side is browned and fish is cooked all the way through, 5 to 6 minutes more; lower heat if fish begins to cook too quickly.

Meanwhile, cook asparagus in pot of lightly salted water until bright green and tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and divide between 4 plates. Place a piece of fish on each plate and use a slotted spoon to top each fillet with salsa. Drizzle asparagus with some of the juices left in the bowl from the salsa. Sprinkle with more pink pepper if desired ans erve immediately.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 300 calories 9g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 85mg cholesterol, 690mg sodium, 19g carbohydrates, (4 g dietary fiber, 14g sugar), 35g protein.
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