Halibut & Broccoli

White fish like halibut secretes an oily substance called glycine, a kind of amino acid, which gives off the sweet and buttery flavour characteristics of this kind of fish. Halibut is easy to find in supermarkets, and if this isn't available, codfish, monkfish, flounder or sole will do. If you buy the fish frozen, make sure to thaw it out first before cooking it.

 

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2 persons


Ingredients:

2 medium halibut fillet or 1 large halibut fillet, halved

2 cups broccoli florets

2 teaspoons of olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes for garnish


1. Heat skillet to medium-high. Pour olive oil after a minute. Sprinkle a few drops of water on the pan. Once water speckles, put halibut fillet at the center. If two fillets, distribute evenly on both sides. Let fillet heat for 5-8 minutes. Sprinkle salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Flip on the other side and do the same.


2. Add broccoli florets on both sides of pan. Add a bit of water on them to steam. Stir vegetables after 3 minutes. Turn off heat. Transfer to serving plates.