Recently bought a halibut.
Make sure the fava beans are really fresh, small and tender. They can also be called broad beans. If you do not have scallion scapes then garlic scapes will do. You could serve this on top of risotto instead. Serves 2.
Halibut Steaks with Fava Beans and Oyster Mushrooms
- 1 lb Halibut steak
- 4-6 scallion scapes chopped fine
- 1 cup small fresh fava beans
- 2 cups oyster mushrooms broken into small pieces
- 1 tbsp parsley chopped
- 1 tbsp basil chopped fine
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 ear corn
- 2-3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 tsp zest
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- 2 tbsp butter
Mix olive oil, bitters and lemon juice in a shallow baking dish and marinade fish 30 minutes per side. Prepare a fire in grill. Grill corn until done then chop from cob and set aside. Cut polenta into thick slices and grill until crisp on both sides. In a large saute pan melt butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms and fry until browned on both sides, then add scapes and basil and continue to saute until softened. Add corn and fava beans and mix well. Bring to a sizzle then add lemon zest and stock and reduce by half. Grill halibut over direct heat. Serve fish on top of grilled halibut, topped with fava sauce.