Smoked paprika contrasts nicely with the sweet halibut. If you can't find fresh halibut fillets, substitute snapper or another firm white fish. Plate with herbed Israeli couscous.
1 slice applewood-smoked bacon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 (6-ounce) skinless halibut fillets
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
How to Make It
Cook the bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, and crumble. Set aside.
Combine 1/2 teaspoon salt, smoked paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly over fish. Add fish to drippings in pan, and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Remove fish from pan, and keep warm.
Add 2 teaspoons garlic to pan, and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in bacon. Add spinach to pan, and cook for 1 minute or until the spinach begins to wilt. Serve with fish.
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We've made this a few times since the issue came out. So very easy. We use whole leaf spinach and always clean two 8oz bags because we like more. Last night served Thomas Keller's gazpacho ( http://articles.latimes.com/2012/oct/03/news/lat-dd-dinner-tonight-thomas-kellers-gazpacho-20121002 ) and avocado-on-toast first. Then the halibut & spinach. Gorgeous presentations, great flavors.
This was delicious and very simple. A friend brought me fresh halibut from Seattle, so I used this recipe. I had baby kale on hand instead of spinach, so I used that - it was wonderful! This is a winner! We will make again. Served with Near East Spanish rice and a salad.
Delicious. I didn't fry a piece of bacon, but used bacon fat to fry the fish that I had on hand then heated up some real bacon bits to sprinkle over the spinach. Served with three cheese risotto. I wouldn't hesitate to serve this to guests.
So Simple and So Good - I had dinner on the table on a week night that was delicious and good for us. The bacon with the spinach seems decadent. I only made this for two - so i used one center cut strip of bacon - I wanted to keep the nutritional information about the same - if i make it for four will use the applewood bacon slice as written - this is a great go to recipe!