Friday, April 8, 2011

Halibut with Spaghetti in creamy mushroom sauce

Exploring Fish throughout April

Tonight's Menu
Baked Halibut
Spaghetti in creamy mushroom sauce
Steamed yellow and green beans
Wine Pairing: Chardonnay

Baked halibut with spaghetti in creamy mushroom sauce and steamed beans

Halibut is a firm white fish with a mild flavor. High in omega 3 oils and vitamin D, halibut is overall low in fat. That is the reason why it pairs wonderfully with a creamy dish such as the pasta in creamy mushroom sauce.

Ingredients: (serves 4)
4 Halibut fillets about an inch thick
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • In a bowl combine salt, oregano, thyme, pepper. Sprinkle over the fish fillets and rub in with fingers.
  • In an oven proof skillet, heat oil over medium high and cook fillets with the spice side down for 2 minutes till browned. Turn the fillets over.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes till fish flakes easily. 
Spaghetti in Creamy mushroom sauce
Ingredients: (serves 4) 
Whole wheat spaghetti pasta
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp butter
3-4 cloves of garlic, chopped
4-5 oz fresh mushrooms chopped
1 tbsp flour
1/4 cup chicken broth 
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp thyme
salt and pepper to taste
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions until al dente. Drain and put aside. Reserve a cup of pasta water for later.
  • To make the mushroom sauce heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet and add garlic. Saute for a minute and add mushrooms.
  • Cook mushrooms for about 3-4 minutes till tender and add flour. Stir and cook the flour with the mushrooms for 2-3 minutes till the flour taste cooks out. 
  • Mix in broth while stirring and also cream and thyme. Cook until thick. If its too thick then use the reserved pasta water to thin it out to the desired consistency.
  • Toss the cooked pasta in the sauce and season. 

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