HALIBUT WITH WATERMELON SALSA
Rich and flaky, halibut is an ideal choice for a simple dinner. Here halibut is deliciously bathed in a tangy watermelon marinade then grilled and topped with watermelon salsa. Serve with grilled zucchini and potato salad for a memorable meal. Halibut steaks are particularly suited for grilling, but fillets are excellent, too.
2 cups diced watermelon, seeds removed
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, divided
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt plus 1 pinch, divided
4 (6-ounce) halibut steaks or fillets
1 large green onion, finely chopped
cayenne pepper, Pinch of
1/8 ground black pepper plus 1 pinch, divided
Using a fork, mash 1 cup of the watermelon in a wide, shallow dish until all juices are released. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the vinegar, oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper to make a marinade. Add halibut, turn to coat, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Prepare a grill for moderate heat cooking. Toss together remaining 1 cup watermelon, remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, green onions, cayenne, and remaining salt and pepper to make a salsa. Set aside.
Grill halibut until cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness. Transfer fish to a serving platter and top with salsa. Serve immediately.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Whole Foods