This simple skillet dinner has lots of flavors going on - honey, ginger, garlic and cilantro. Add chopped hot peppers to the marinade for some heat.
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbsp ginger root, fresh, minced
- 1 clove(s), medium garlic clove(s), minced
- 1/4 cup(s) cilantro, fresh, divided
- 3/4 tsp table salt, divided
- 1/2 tsp black pepper, , divided
- 1 pound(s) uncooked halibut fillet(s)
- 1 Tbsp peanut oil
To make marinade, combine honey, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic, 2 tablespoons cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a baking dish or bowl; set aside.
Wash fish and pat it dry. Rub remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper into both sides of halibut. Add fish to marinade, cover dish or bowl and refrigerate, turning once or twice, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
When you’re ready to eat, remove fish from marinade; reserve marinade.
Set a heavy skillet over medium heat; add oil. When oil beings to shimmer, add fish; cook until the flesh is no longer translucent, flipping once, about 4 to 6 minutes per side, depending on thickness of fillets. Immediately remove fish to a serving plate and tent to keep warm.
Set same skillet over medium heat; add marinade and cook until marinade thickens, about 3 to 5 minutes. Pour marinade over fish and garnish with remaining cilantro. Serve immediately. Yields about 3 1/2 ounces fish per serving.
- Perfect with rice and a steamed vegetable like sugar snap pears or broccoli.