This was outstanding and easy, my favorite combination! I substituted basil for chervil, since that's what I had. The sauce was the star, so you may want to make extra.
Roasted Halibut with Chervil Sauce
The gentle licorice-like flavor of chervil leads a swirl of spring flavors in this refined, party-worthy dish. All you need are little steamed new potatoes on the side. It's fast and easy--just be sure not to overcook the delicate halibut.
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- Calories: 326
- Calories from fat: 54%
- Protein: 33g
- Fat: 20g
- Saturated fat: 8.5g
- Carbohydrate: 3.6g
- Fiber: 0.5g
- Sodium: 375mg
- Cholesterol: 79mg
- MARINADE AND FISH
- 3/4 cup loosely packed chervil sprigs (1/2 oz.)
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground coriander
- 1 green onion, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 pounds skinned halibut fillets, cut into 6 equal portions
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup loosely packed chervil sprigs, plus sprigs and chive flowers for garnish
- About 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1. Preheat oven to 325°. Blend marinade ingredients until very smooth. Pour into a bowl, add fish, and gently turn to coat. Rinse blender and dry.
- 2. Arrange fillets on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until they flake slightly when gently pressed, the last bit of translucence is fading from their centers, and a bit of liquid collects around them, 12 to 14 minutes.
- 3. Meanwhile, make sauce: Put wine, shallots, and lemon juice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until reduced by half, about 4 minutes, then whisk in butter, 1 tbsp. at a time. Pour into a blender and whirl briefly, then add 3/4 cup chervil and pulse until finely chopped.
- 4. Pour sauce into 6 shallow bowls. Top with fish, add salt to taste, and garnish with chervil and flowers.
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