HALIBUT STEAK VINAIGRETTE & CABBAGE AU GRATIN

These recipes are sooooooo simple, but your dinner guests will think you worked all day on them.

The Halibut recipe originally came from First Magazine and the cabbage recipe from Sunset Magazine. Right now halibut is so much more expensive than other fish that I am tried it on other white fishes and have found they taste just as well.  You just have to adjust cooking time based on the thickness of your fish.

The cabbage recipe is VERY versatile!  You can use less cabbage and substitute broccoli or cauliflower for a tasty variation.

HALIBUT STEAK VINAIGRETTE
1 piece of halibut or other white fish (salmon is good too)
3 tablespoons white balsamic or champagne vinegar (recipe originally called for red wine vinegar)
Fresh ground salt and black pepper
1/4 cup Avocado oil for brushing fish
1/4 cup minced red pepper
Paprika, to taste
1 small bunch green onions, minced

  • Pre-heat broiler.*
  • Brush pan with oil.
  • In a dressing or mason jar combine, oil, salt, pepper, most of the green onions and red pepper shaking to mix.
  • Brush fish pieces with oil on each side.
  • Sprinkle salt, pepper and paprika on fish pieces on both sides.
  • Arrange fish on oiled pan.
  • Broil fish, turning one until cooked through (5-10 minutes depending on fish).
  • Drizzle vinaigrette over fish and return to broiler for 1 minute to heat through.
  • Top with remaining green onions for garnish.

*Bakes well also.  If you bake it put the vinaigrette on it before baking.

CABBAGE AU GRATIN
1 small head cabbage* (about 1 /2 pounds), cored and cut into 8 wedges
Fresh ground salt and black pepper
2 + 2 tablespoons butter
Fresh ground salt and black pepper to taste
1/4 cup water
3 cloves garlic, minced
fresh thyme sprigs, chopped
nutmeg
1 tablespoon Wondra
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup shredded Fontina cheese (gouda works well as does swiss)
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
1/4  cup fresh bread crumbs

  • Spray a 2 quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a larger skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add cabbage wedges flat edge down.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Turn once and brown bot edges, about 5 minutes.
  • Add 1/4 cup water to pan. Cover and cook 3-5 minuted until cabbage is tender.
  • Transfer cabbage to baking dish, arranging wedges so the snuggle.
  • Add remaining butter to skillet drippings and melt.
  • Add garlic, thyme, nutmeg and flour, stirring to combine.
  • Add whipping cream and bring to a SLOW boil, just until thickened and beginning to bubble.
  • Pour cream mixture over cabbage.
  • Salt and pepper again.
  • Top with cheese and bread crumbs.
  • Bake until browned and bubbling, 20-30 minutes.

*Or veggie combo of your choosing.  If you use broccoli or cauliflower, halve the spears so you have a flat side on each piece.

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