Kale pesto and tender tomatoes are the perfect compliment to a flaky, pan-roasted halibut fillet. This easy-to-follow fish recipe looks impressive and can be on your table in less than 30 minutes.

Julia Rutland
Recipe by Coastal Living July 2014

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
9 mins
total:
24 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°. Place garlic and nuts in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Add 2 cups kale, 1/2 cup olive oil, cheese, and lemon juice. Pulse 3 or 4 times. Add remaining 2 cups kale and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper; process until blended.

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  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Sear halibut 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from heat. Turn fillets over, and place tomatoes around fish in pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  • Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until fish is flaky and tomatoes are tender. Top fish with kale pesto.

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