This restaurant-style dish is easier to make than you think. Wouldn't my Pan Seared Halibut make a delicious date night dinner? Or impress your friends at your next dinner party? I promise you'll love every bite!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sizzlefish. All opinions are entirely my own.
After spending six weeks in Europe this summer I realized that I needed to get more seafood in my diet. Too much red meat, white meat or any kind of meat is not good for the body. Now don’t get me wrong I love meat, but it just needs to be eaten in moderation and in smaller portions.
My goal is to eat seafood 2-3 times a week and to do that I needed to find a source for seafood that was reliable and easy to order from. And my friends is why I’m writing this post about my new friends at Sizzlefish.
It’s Important to Find a Trusted Source of Quality Seafood
One of the things that impressed me about Sizzlefish was how well and how quickly the product was shipped. My order came in packed in a thick-walled styrofoam container packed with dry ice to keep them frozen. The halibut and tuna were in individual cryovac packages and they were frozen rock solid! I’ve never seen seafood shipped for home delivery stay completely frozen. Kudos to Sizzlefish for this accomplishment.
I knew I wanted to pan sear my halibut and as I thought about how to serve it without making an additional sauce, creamed spinach seemed like the perfect companion to this light flaky fish.
What Ingredients do you need?
Let’s gather the ingredients for this dish which is referred to as the mise en place in chef speak, which means everything in its place. This is always a good way to start your recipe so all the ingredients are at ready (and in the house) before you start cooking.
The Secret of Pan Searing
It’s not difficult to pan sear seafood if you follow these few simple steps.
- remove the halibut from the refrigerator and let stand for 15 minutes before starting
- dry the surface of the fish very well in between two paper towels
- preheat your skillet (I used cast iron but stainless steel works well too) over high heat
- add a small amount of vegetable oil to the pan, heating the oil until it starts to shimmer slightly
- place each fillet skin side up (good side down) carefully onto the heated pan
- lightly press down on the fish with your spatula to create the perfect crust
Create a Restaurant Style Dish in your home
Creating mouth-watering restaurant-style dishes is a lot easier than you think. It all comes down to getting quality products to create your dishes. And that is why I use Sizzlefish. Not only am I guaranteed to get the best products available, but I also get them delivered to my door. That’s a win-win in my book!
So get in your kitchen and start cooking. I promise after you make this dish you’ll be trying more of my seafood recipes in your home and have fun in the process. You’ll be creating delicious restaurant-style meals in your own home at a fraction of the cost of going out to dinner. And you’ll have full control of the ingredients used in making your dinner, that’s the best part.
You might also like these fish recipes:
- Blackened Salmon with a Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
- Ginger Garlic Pan Roasted Swordfish
- How to Poach Mahi-Mahi (or your favorite fish)
- Grilled Atlantic Rockfish