Yummy Fish?

This is a repost from July 23, 2006
Days of abstinence are an extra penance for me (as they should be). Don’t get me wrong, I like fish. I just don’t LOVE fish. Whenever I eat fish of any kind, fried, grilled, baked, broiled, stewed…it’s an okay meal. And that’s probably what’s good for my soul — I’m not eating for the enjoyment, but just for sustenance.

But sometimes we serve fish on days other than Friday. Yesterday was an example. Of all fish, I love halibut the best…probably because it’s not fishy or oily at all. Trader Joe’s (a place I love to shop) has a great selection of fish. Most of it’s frozen, but it’s really good. Many times what is at my close grocery store has been in the case for a while. At least I know it’s frozen fresh from TJ’s.

But I digress. In celebrating the reddening of our garden tomatoes, last night I prepared:

Halibut with Tomatoes

2 halibut steaks
1 cup tomatoes, diced
Fresh Basil
1 small onion, diced
1 Tbsp. fresh chives
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
Kosher Salt
Pepper

In a small bowl combine all ingredients except halibut. Let soak a few minutes. Meantime, light the grill. In aluminum foil place halibut and pour mixture over. Close foil into a packet, and place on grill for about 15-20 minutes. Serve warm.

We accompanied this with brown rice and fresh marinated cherry tomatoes (that’s another post). But dh and I both declared it “yummy” — unusual for us. This is one to put into our family rotation meals for summer.

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