Pan Seared Halibut and Peach Salsa

by zesty on January 16, 2012 · 1 comment

Brrrrrrrrrrr…  It is -22 degrees Celsius as I write this post.  Sitting with my warm fuzz socks, fireplace blasting, and fingers just clicking on the keyboard.  Today is Monday yet again and as I listened on the radio – it is chilly!

I might have something that will warm you up.  You know how I am always looking for simple and easy ways to cook for both my family and for you.  This dish is no exception.  This literally takes 10 minutes to put together and the results speak for themselves.

Take the rich meaty white fish of halibut and pair with a simple peach salsa with cilantro and cabbage and you have yourself a great lunch/dinner.  Follow below to get the details.


  • 4 Pieces of Halibut
  • 1 Tbsp. butter  ( for searing)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 Lemon, juice
  • 1 peach, peeled and diced
  • Handful of cilantro
  • 1 Tsp. Olive oil
  • 1 Cup of cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. Jalapeno pepper, diced
  • Dash of hot sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium size bowl, combine peaches, cabbage, cilantro, hot sauce, olive oil and jalapeno pepper.  Give it a quick stir and set aside in the fridge.
  3. In a medium sauce pan, warm to medium high heat; Season the halibut with salt and pepper.
  4. Add butter to the now heated sauce pan.  Place the fish down in the pan and let sear on one side.  About 3 minutes.
  5. Turn fish over and sear on the other side for a minute.
  6. Transfer to the oven and finish cooking for about 3-4 minutes depending on the thickness.
  7. Remove from oven, hit it with some fresh lemon juice, plate it and top with the salsa.
  8. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip:  Do not over cook the halibut.  it is a little expensive so you don’t want to turn it into chewy rubber.  Watch for the flesh to become flakey.  About 6-8 minutes an inch.  Today’s process is somewhat fool proof by searing it first for flavor and then finishing in the oven ensure even cooking.

Alright, there you have it.  A simple yet elegant dish that will make anyone smile.  Mrs. Zesty gave this one a full double thumbs up and between you and me… that is a very good thing.  Have a super Monday and I will talk to you on Wednesday.

Take care


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