Pan-roasted Halibut with Asparagus, Fava Beans, &Thyme Broth

Menu Part: 
Entree
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
4

Pan roasted halibut is golden and tender. Fava beans and asparagus pair nicely with the fish, this dish is full of flavor.

Ingredients

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup shelled fava beans
3/4 lb. pencil asparagus, tips cut into 1-in. pieces, stems cut into bite-size pieces
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 lb. skinless, boneless halibut fillet (3/4-in.thick), cut into 4 pieces
3 tbsp. thinly sliced shallots
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup vegetable stock
3 tbsp. unsalted butter
3 tbsp. chopped thyme or flat-leaf parsley, plus a few sprigs for garnish

Steps

1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Cook fava beans in boiling water for 1 min. Transfer beans with slotted spoon to bowl with ice water; peel off coating and set beans aside.

2. Add asparagus stems and tips to boiling water and cook for 3 min. Drain and transfer to ice water; drain and set aside.

3. Heat oil over med.-high heat in wide, heavy-bottomed, ovenproof sauté pan. Season halibut with salt and pepper; sauté until golden brown, about 4 min.; turn fillets over and put pan in oven for 6 min.

4. Remove pan from oven, set fish aside on plate; return pan to stove over med.-high heat. Add shallots, wine, and broth. Raise heat to high and bring to a boil; let boil until slightly reduced, about 3 min. Add fava beans, asparagus, and butter; cook until butter melts and thickens broth and vegetables are warmed through, about 1 min. Season with salt and pepper and stir in thyme.

More From FoodService Director

Ideas and Innovation
soup sandwich

Aside from Black Friday shoppers, there may be no crowd of people more eager to get to their bounty than wedding guests headed for the passed appetizers. While they’re surely thrilled for the bride and groom, that feeling comes second to the thrill of landing that first shrimp skewer—especially after a long ceremony. Same goes for work-related cocktail parties. Caught up in an awkward conversation? Oh look, it’s the mini-grilled cheese guy!

This month, FoodService Director takes a deep dive into catering, from the latest and greatest in menus to starting a new program at your...

Ideas and Innovation
shrimp lemon

In an interview with Bon Appetit magazine, Victor Clay, a line cook at Nobu Dallas in Texas, reveals his two simple tricks to prep an average of 15 to 20 shrimp per minute.

First, use kitchen shears to split the back of the shrimp. Then, before removing the vein, run the shrimp under cold water, which will loosen the vein. This cuts down on cleaning time, and prevents cooks from having to soak and rinse the shrimp afterward.

Menu Development
beau rivage resort blended burger

Stealth health is so 1998. When author Evelyn Tribole’s original book on sneaking healthy add-ons into meals was published nearly 20 years ago, there may have been a genuine nutrition need to fill. But as today’s diners are increasingly requesting more produce at the center of the plate, another need has taken the lead: a desire for creativity. Here’s how operators are openly blending meat with other ingredients—or eliminating animal products entirely—to take protein to another level.

In April, dining halls at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., began offering the Beyond Burger, a...

Ideas and Innovation
desserts plate

We’re knocking down a wall in our bar area, which will create a more inviting atmosphere and allow us to host a coffee and dessert bar in the space on off nights when the bar is closed.

FSD Resources