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Recipe: Grilled Halibut With Indian-Spiced Cauliflower Puree

 

Active Work Time: 15 minutes * Total Preparation Time: 45 minutes

4 (5-ounce) halibut filets

2 tablespoons tandoori paste

Nonstick cooking spray

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, sliced

1 tablespoon minced ginger root

1/2 head cauliflower, broken into florets (about 1/2 pound)

1 small white boiling potato, peeled and cubed

1 cup water

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons lime juice

Salt

Cilantro sprigs, lime wedges, for garnish

Place the fish filets in a shallow glass dish. Spread the tandoori paste over all sides. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate while preparing the cauliflower puree.

Spray a skillet with nonstick spray. Cook the onion and garlic, covered, over medium-low heat until the onion is tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.Add the ginger, cauliflower, potato and water. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.

Puree the vegetables in a blender until smooth. Blend in the cumin, coriander, turmeric, salt and lime juice. Keep the puree warm.

Lightly spray both sides of the filets with nonstick spray. Grill the sea bass over hot coals or use an indoor grill pan until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 3 to 5 minutes per side. Lightly season with salt after turning the fish over.

Serve with the cauliflower puree and garnish with the cilantro and lime wedges.

4 servings. Each serving: 214 calories; 1,049 mg sodium; 68 mg cholesterol; 4 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 12 grams carbohydrates; 31 grams protein; 2.60 grams fiber.

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