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Halibut with grapefruit and blood orange sauce

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 3
Halibut with grapefruit and blood orange sauce
1

Rinse the halibut steaks under running water and pat them dry with paper towels. Set the fish aside.

2

Combine the olive oil, one-half cup grapefruit juice, thyme and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour the mixture over the fish in a shallow glass dish. Cover and let the fish marinate 15 minutes.

3

Put the fish in a lightly buttered baking dish. Dot the top of the fish with 1 1/2 teaspoons butter. Bake in a 400-degree oven, basting once or twice with butter and pan juices, until the fish tests done, about 15 minutes.

4

While the fish is cooking, prepare the sauce. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons of the butter in a small saucepan until melted. Stir in the minced shallot and sweat over low heat just until tender, about 1 minute. Stir in the remaining one-half cup grapefruit juice and blood orange juice and bring to a boil.

5

Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the juice is reduced to one-third cup, about 20 minutes. Whisk the remaining cold butter into the sauce bit by bit until the sauce thickens slightly. Stir in the salt and pepper to taste.

6

When the fish is done, remove it from the oven and place it on serving plates. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Spoon the grapefruit sauce over and garnish with a sprinkle of chives.


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