Seared Halibut On Lemon Tabbouleh Recipe

Noel Barnhurst

The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes)invites you to try Seared Halibut on Lemon Tabbouleh Recipe. Enjoy quick and easy Middle Eastern food recipes and learn how to make Seared Halibut on Lemon Tabbouleh.

Bright with lemon and rich with pine nuts, it's just the sort of food we crave in spring. Prep and Cook Time: 40 minutes.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Total: 40 Minutes

Ingredients

1 cup bulgur
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil $
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup chopped mint (about 1 bunch)
2 cups chopped Italian parsley
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
4 pieces halibut fillet (2 lb. total), rinsed and dried $
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Preparation

1. In a large bowl, stir together the bulgur and 1 teaspoon salt, then pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water over the mix. Cover and let sit until water is absorbed, 20 to 30 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
 
2. In a bowl, combine olive oil, lemon peel, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, mint, and parsley. Pour dressing over cooked bulgur and stir to coat. Stir in green onions and pine nuts.
 
3. Sprinkle both sides of halibut with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add oil, then halibut. Cook, turning once, until fish is opaque in the center, about 10 minutes total per inch of thickness.
 
4. Mound tabbouleh on plates and top with halibut. Serve warm.
 
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information
 

Amount per serving
Calories: 647
Calories from fat: 45%
Protein: 58g
Fat: 32g
Saturated fat: 4.6g
Carbohydrate: 36g
Fiber: 11g
Sodium: 880mg
Cholesterol: 73mg

Deb Wandell, Piedmont, CA, Sunset
APRIL 2006
 
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