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Seaweed-Crusted Halibut with Cherry Tomatoes

seaweed crusted halibut
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Yields
4 servings

Seaweed is packed with umami and seasons this halibut beautifully. If you don’t have a coffee grinder, crumble the seaweed as much as you can, to the stage that is resembles a powder.

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ingredients

1
sheet dried seaweed
2
Tbsp vegetable oil
4 6
oz halibut fillets
½
tsp salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 ½
cups cherry tomatoes, halved
¼
cup mirin
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directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Step 2

Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium. Break seaweed sheet into four pieces and add to dry pan. Toast for 1 to 2 minutes or until sheet is brittle. Remove from pan and crumble into small pieces. Place in a coffee grinder and whirl until it resembles a powder.

Step 3

Rub 1 tablespoon oil over halibut. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle fillets with seaweed powder until coated on all sides.

Step 4

Heat same pan over medium-high. Add remaining oil. Place halibut in pan, skin-side up and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly golden. Flip. Add tomatoes to pan, then mirin and let boil for 1 minute. Spoon the mirin over the fish to baste.

Step 5

Transfer pan to the oven and cook for 8 more minutes, or until a knife inserted into the deepest part of the fish is hot to touch. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

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