I have been craving a clean, bright plate since Spring officially commenced. And, of course, the halibut was looking fine as ever at The Fresh Market. I innocently experimented with broiler and the food processor Monday evening during a unusually calming thunderstorm; no cookbook, no ripped pages of Bon Appetît. All trial and (a little bit of) error. I taught myself how to properly broil fish and reminded myself to let the simple flavors shine. No need for cream or butter or excessive spices. Just as Anna Watson Carl preaches: It's about celebrating the natural, authentic flavors of fresh ingredients.
According to my calculations, this gluten-free recipe is only 400 calories yet 54 grams of protein! The dish results in a satisfying stomach and a beautiful color palette for the spring season.
P.S. I've heard that the cauliflower rice is a fantastic substitute in homemade fried rice. Simply stir in some scrambled egg, soy, sesame oil, and veggies. I am trying it as soon as possible, so I'll be sure to share photos and thoughts.
Makes 1 serving
1 6-ounce filet of halibut, skin removed 1 teaspoon olive oil Porcellino's Lil Ray seasoning (salt, thyme, lemon zest, sugar) 1/2 cup frozen shelled edamame, shelled 1/2 cup spinach 1 cup cauliflower 1 teaspoon truffle oil Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Preheat broiler on high for 7-10 minutes. Brush both sides of halibut with olive oil and place on foiled baking sheet. Sprinkle with seasoning.
2. Meanwhile, microwave cauliflower in microwave-safe bowl for 2 minutes until steamed. Set aside to slightly cool.
3. Heat small saucepan on medium heat. Place fish in oven, keeping a close eye on the filet. Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until cooked through.
4. Sauté edamame and spinach in small saucepan until wilted, about 3-4 minutes. Add salt and pepper as needed.
5. While edamame and spinach are cooking, place cauliflower in a food processor. Pulse until consistency is a fine rice shape. Transfer cauliflower to serving plate. Drizzle with truffle oil.
6. Top cauliflower with edamame/spinach, then filet. Serve immediately.