Tuesday, August 13, 2013

halibut with bacony corn saute


Before we get into the deliciousness that is this meal, can we talk about the new Civil Wars album for a second? Ummm so obsessed. Cannot even get over how gorgeous. I guarantee I will have this playing nonstop in my car at an embarrassing volume for at least six months.

Speaking of obsessions, I cannot seem to get enough fresh corn this summer. It's a little out of hand at this point, but I'm going to stick with it to convince myself that it's still summertime. Don't be surprised if you see another corn recipe this week... in fact, anticipate it!

This makes a quick, fabulous dinner that's easy enough for a weeknight but definitely special enough for a little date night at home. Short ingredients list, on the table in 20 minutes, and no turning on the oven... have I convinced you yet?

Halbut with Bacony Corn Saute (adapted from Cooking Light)
serves 2

you'll need:
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 6-oz. skinless halibut fillets
salt and pepper
1 applewood-smoked bacon slice
2 ears of fresh corn, kernels removed (if you're using frozen corn, it's about a heaping cup)
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1-2 tablespoons pesto, for serving (I used spinach basil pesto)

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to span and swirl to coat. Sprinkle halibut with salt and freshly ground black pepper on both sides. Add to pan and cook for 4 minutes per side. Remove fish from pan and set aside to rest.

Reduce heat to medium. Add bacon to the pan and cook until crisp. Remove bacon from the pan and crumble. Add corn to the pan and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in butter and cook for 1 more minute, or until the butter melts. Stir in crumbled bacon and green onions.

Serve saute alongside fish and garnish with pesto, if desired.

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35 comments:

  1. Ohh this is just lovely! Bacon and Corn are my favs.

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  2. Did I hear Bacony Corn? You're playing my song.

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  3. I'm right there with you with this summer corn obsession...and now I need to add this dish to the list!

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  4. Bacon, corn and halibut? Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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  5. I did a simple corn saute like that recently and I'm still thinking about it. This looks so light and satisfying. Perfect meal for me right now.

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    1. Thanks Monica! The corn is so good right now!

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  6. I love bacon and fresh corn together! Great flavors in this salad!!

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  7. Yum! I love corn salads because I really love corn, so I am totally making this!

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    1. I'm totally addicted to corn! Hope you love it!

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  8. I love bacon and corn together. Pesto on the fish sounds really good, too!

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    1. Thanks Melanie! Can't go wrong with those ingredients!

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  9. Bacon in anything gets my attention! This looks delicious Marie.

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  10. Add some pesto and/or bacon and I am ALWAYS in!! YUM!

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  11. Your baby corn is just beautiful and makes me crave....corn! Such pretty colors!

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    1. Thanks so much Averie! Hope you are having such a great vacation... I'm jealous! ;)

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  12. I will never find halibut here!!! And that makes me so SAD!!! This is super gorgeous Marie. Love Cooking Light! (I actually think I had that same conversation with someone else 3 hours ago. Ha!)

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    1. Oh no! Well any firm white fish would work beautifully! And yes, Cooking Light is great!! Thanks Heather!

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  13. Love this! I think corn has been my favorite fresh produce of the summer, so far - it's been just wonderful. This recipe looks delicious!!

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  14. I love the summer corn as well. This recipe sounds wonderful. I love how you use one pan for the the fish and the corn.

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    1. Yes, one pan for everything is a huge plus! Thanks Dawn!

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  15. I love the word 'bacony', it's made my day three times brighter! Mmm, what gorgeous flavours. Love the look of that perfectly cooked fish Marie! Particularly with the pesto... mmm :)

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    1. Haha yes, love that word! Thanks so much dear!

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  16. We were both in the fish mood yesterday! Especially love the bacon + corn side. YUM!

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    1. Thanks Cassie! Yes, the side might be my favorite part of this meal!

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  17. Oh oh! Random fact, my cousin and some of his friends from college created 1504 Pictures which is the production company that the Civil Wars used to produce their "The One That Got Away" song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnkM_ebv9BI&feature=youtu.be). Our family's little claim to fame, haha!

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