Seared Halibut on Lemon Tabbouleh
Noel Barnhurst
YieldsMakes 4 servingsTotal Time40 mins
AuthorDeb Wandell, Piedmont, CA,
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.

How to Make It

Step 1
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.

Step 2
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.

Step 3
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.

Step 4
4

Mound tabbouleh on plates and top with halibut. Serve warm.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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

Directions

Step 1
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.

Step 2
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.

Step 3
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.

Step 4
4

Mound tabbouleh on plates and top with halibut. Serve warm.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Seared Halibut on Lemon Tabbouleh