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Seared Halibut with Haricots Verts

Seared Halibut with Haricots Verts

Seared Halibut with Haricots Verts.

Serves 4. Macros per serving: 43 g P/ 25 g F/ 15 g C

 

Ingredients:

    • 1 pound haricots verts or young green beans
    • Four 7-ounce halibut fillets, each approximately 1 inch thick
    • Coarse salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
    • 1/4 cup Sauvignon Blanc or other dry white wine
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
    • 5 scallions, white part only, finely sliced on the bias
    • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and rinsed
    • 1 large, ripe tomato, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch dice

 

PREPARATION

  1.  
    1. In a pot of boiling salted water set over high heat, cook the haricots verts for 3 to 4 minutes, until tender. Drain and place them in the center of a large, warm serving platter. Cover and keep warm.
    2. Season the halibut on both sides with salt and pepper. In a 12-inch sauté pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Cook the fish for about 3 minutes, until lightly browned. Turn, reduce the heat to medium, and cook about 4 minutes longer, until the fish is opaque in the center and browned on both sides. Put the fish on the platter with the beans and cover to keep warm.
    3. Pour off any oil in the pan and add the wine and lemon juice. Raise the heat to high and deglaze the pan by scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Cook until the sauce reduces by half, about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat and stir in the butter, a piece at a time, to enrich and flavor the sauce. Add the scallions, capers, and tomato. Season with salt and pepper, and pour over the fish on the platter. Serve immediately.

Pork Medallions in a Mushroom Marsala Sauce

Pork Medallions in a Mushroom Marsala Sauce

Pork Medallions in a Mushroom Marsala Sauce

Makes 4 servings: macros for 1 serving: 44 g P/ 34 g F/ 5 g C

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. pork tenderloin (about 2 tenderloins)

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 Tbs. unsalted butter

  • 2 medium shallots, finely diced (20 g)

  • 8 oz. cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup dry Marsala

  • 1 cup homemade or low-salt chicken broth

  • 3 Tbs. heavy cream

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (20 g)

Trim the tenderloin of silver skin and any excess fat. Cut the tenderloins into 2-inch-thick medallions. Flip each medallion onto a cut side and press down with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly. Season the meat with 3/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper.

Heat the olive oil and 1 Tbs. of the butter in a large sauté pan over high heat. When the butter is melted and foaming, add half of the meat and sear until nicely browned, 2 to 3 min.

 

Flip and cook the other side until the meat is well browned and slightly firm to the touch, about another 2 min. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining pork.

Melt the remaining 2 Tbs. butter in the pan. Add the shallots and a pinch of salt and sauté for about 30 seconds, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

 

Add the mushrooms and sauté until all of the mushroom liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms are golden, about 3 min.

 

Season with 1/2 tsp. salt, and add the Marsala. Once the Marsala has almost completely evaporated, add the chicken broth and reduce by half, about 3 min.

 

Stir in the cream and parsley, return the pork and any accumulated juices to the pan, and cook, flipping the pork once, until it’s firm to the touch and still a little pink in the middle (cut into a piece to check), 2 to 4 min. Taste for salt and pepper and serve.