Posted on | January 4, 2010 | 25 Comments |
So, how are you all doing on those New Year Resolutions? Broken any yet? I donâ€™t mean to gloat, but Iâ€™ve been doing an awesome job on mine. What? Itâ€™s only been four days since the year started? Oh well, letâ€™s see how this week turns out before I go get myself a medal.
I heard on the radio today that the two most popular resolutions this year are Eat Healthy and Save Money. Big surprise! Arenâ€™t those the most popular resolutions every new year? Anyway, those two are in my list too. Eat Healthy is just a better way of saying Lose Weight, and the only way I know how to is through controlling my diet. So Iâ€™ve decided to do a loose version of South Beach Diet again. When I say loose, I mean only eat phase 1 dishes at home, but will cheat a bit when we go out. This halibut + salad combination is one of those phase 1 friendly meals that wonâ€™t make you feel like you are on a diet. And it can be prepared within 30 minutes, including prep and cooking time. Perfect weekday dinner.
I used garlic chives instead of garlic in this sauce. Garlic chives are milder in flavor than garlic, so I could use a lot more of it to give some volume to the sauce without an overpowering garlic taste. Of course you can use garlic instead and add green onions or something like that for the same effect too.
- I large halibut steak ~ 1lb (halibut filets will work too, just adjust the cooking time accordingly)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup garlic chives sliced finger length
- 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
- zest from 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- dried red chili flakes to taste
- 1/4 cup light coconut milk
- juice from 1 lemon
In a small sauce pan heat the oil and sautĂ© the garlic chives till they start to wilt. Add the ginger,lemon zest, salt and chili flakes and sautĂ© for a few seconds. Now add the soy sauce and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Keep aside.
Clean and season the halibut with salt and pepper on both sides.
In a large frying pan, heat just enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. When the oil is smoking hot, carefully place the halibut in the oil. Cook for 4-6 minutes each side, turning once.
Transfer the halibut to the plate. Cut into half and serve hot with the sauce spooned over with a salad on the side.
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