Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fish in Foil

My husband is a huge halibut fan.  When he was in the Army, he was stationed in New York.  He says they eat it like crazy there, almost like chicken fried steak in Texas.  I've really only eaten it once or twice, so I can't say that I've been a fan.  My daughter works in a health food grocery store, and they send her home with extras sometimes.  She happened to bring home four halibut fillets.  So I decided I'd use them.

Last night we made this Foil Baked Halibut with Black Beans and Corn.  It has a surprisingly great combination of spice, citrus, and sweetness from the corn.  It really is a pretty healthy meal too.  Yes, it has a little butter.  But that's really the only fattening part of this dish.  It was so easy to put together and cooks in about 20 minutes.  My poor daughter just had her wisdom teeth removed, so she couldn't eat it. But my son ate his packet and hers.  I was shocked to see him eat it.  He's really gotten over his pickiness in the last year and will eat anything now.  My husband was ecstatic over this dish and absolutely loved it.  If you are a halibut fan, you're going to love this too.  Enjoy!

Four 6-8 ounce halibut fillets
Half a stick of butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 chipotles in adobo, chopped
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 C frozen corn kernels
Juice and zest from 1 large lime
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T chopped cilantro
Salt & pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Get four large pieces of foil ready and a sheet pan.  Stir together the black beans, corn, one of the chopped chipotles, the cilantro, the lime juice, the minced garlic, and some salt and pepper.  Divide that mixture onto the four pieces of foil.  Lay the four halibut fillets on top of the black bean mixture and season the fish with salt and pepper.  

Stir together the butter, the other chopped chipotle, the garlic powder, the zest of the lime, and a little salt and pepper. Brush the butter mixture over the tops of the halibut.  Close them up and put them on the sheet pan.  Bake the packets about 15 to 20 minutes or until the fish is done.

Adapted from America's Test Kitchen

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