Updated Jul 6, 2015Chatelaine
- PREHEAT oven to 450F. Spray a large baking sheet with oil. Pat halibut dry with paper towels. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with hot-red-chili flakes and salt. Arrange skin-side down on 1 side of prepared sheet. Toss a bunch trimmed asparagus with olive oil on other side of baking sheet. Season with fresh pepper. Roast in centre of oven until a knife tip inserted into thickest part of fish and held for 10 sec feels warm, about 10 min.
- COOK bacon slices in a medium frying pan over medium-high, until crisp, about 5 min. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Drain and discard fat. Return pan to medium. Add chopped fresh rhubarb, brown sugar and red-wine vinegar. Cook until rhubarb starts to break down and sugar dissolves, about 3 min. Stir in butter and bacon and gently boil until sauce is thickened, about 8 min. Drizzle sauce over halibut.
NutritionCalories 415, Protein 30 g, Carbohydrates 25 g, Fat 22 g, Fibre 3 g, Sodium 475 mg. Excellent source of Folate
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Halibut with rhubarb and bacon
Pair it with: A feel-good pinot.
Sourced from sustainable vineyards, this soft Oregon pinot should convince even the naysayers that you can match red wine with fish.The nose is one of dark cherries, with a hint of spice. Chill just a touch before serving.
Our pick: Planet Oregon Pinot Noir, Oregon, $25.