Seared Halibut with Shimeji Mushrooms and Pancetta

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This seafood dish offers a variety of flavors with the combination of halibut, shimeji mushrooms and pancetta.


12 5-oz. block-cut halibut
Salt and pepper to taste
1 oz. olive oil
3 oz. butter
1 ½ cups diced pancetta
2 tbsp. julienne lemon zest
¼ cup chopped parsley
1 oz. lemon juice

6 cups thinly cut leeks
1 oz. butter
6 cups shimeji mushrooms
Salt and pepper to taste

12 baked, thinly sliced pancetta
6 tsp. julienne lemon zest



  1. Season halibut with salt and pepper. Pan-sear in olive oil and reserve.
  2. Add butter and pancetta, sauté.
  3. Add lemon zest, parsley and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer and add butter.
  4. Add reserved halibut, season to taste and reserve.


  1. Sweat leeks in butter, add mushrooms and sauté. Season to taste.

To Build

  1. Place ½ cup of sautéed mushrooms, add halibut, add 1 ½ ounces of sauce and garnish with pancetta and lemon zest.

Recipe by Microsoft Real Estate & Facilities (Compass Group), Redmond, Wash.

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