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Fennel and Apple Seared Halibut
- Cooking and Prep: 40 m
- Serves: 4
Cook the Halibut
Thoroughly dry the fish with paper towel before cooking.
Cut fish into one-inch slices, then lightly salt and pepper on one side.
Dredge slices of fish in flour so that they are lightly coated and shake off any excess flour.
Coat pan with olive oil and heat over a high flame. Sauté fish quickly, flipping after one to two minutes when it has a light, golden brown sear.
Once the second side is golden brown, remove fish from pan. Add canola oil and return to flame.
Prepare the Sauce
Add fennel and apple to pan, adding salt to taste. Add arak and stir through, then add wine and parsley. Simmer until wine is almost completely reduced.
Add fish stock or water and stir. Let cook down for another two minutes.
Return fish to pan for one minute, then remove from flame and plate.
Use leftover apple peels, parsley, and fennel to garnish, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle cayenne pepper to taste.