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Baked Halibut On A Bed Of Peppers

Herbes de Provence is an aromatic blend of dried herbs - thyme, rosemary, lavender and summer savory. This mixture is readily available in specialty food shops and upscale supermarkets. to make your own, mix together 1/2 ounce of each herb and store in an airtight jar in a cool, dark place. The herbs marry well with most grilled or baked fish.

Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

3 tablespoons 45mlExtra-virgin olive oil
2   Red bell peppers
1   Yellow bell pepper - (both cored, seeded, cut lengthwise into 1/2" - strips
  Lengthwise into 1/2" - strips
1   Onion - slivered (medium)
1 tablespoon 15mlBalsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon 5mlHerbes de provence
  Salt to taste
  Freshly ground black pepper - to taste
3 tablespoons 45mlChopped flat-leaf parsley
4   Halibut steaks - (1" thick, 8 oz ea)
2   Lemons - halved crosswise

Recipe Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400F Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the peppers and onion; cook 10 minutes, stirring often.

Add vinegar and herbes de Provence and cook 15 minutes longer, stirring often. Season with salt and pepper and 2 tablespoons parsley. Spoon the vegetables over the bottom of a 9x9" baking dish.

Brush the fish with the remaining oil. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper then lay the fish in the baking dish over the vegetables. Bake for 20 minutes. Garnish fish with remaining parsley and lemon halves. Serve immediately.

W. Park Kerr


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