Halibut with Pineapple Soy Ginger Sauce
I am very excited to bring you another new super easy to make and healthy recipe on the blog today with my Halibut with Soy Ginger Pineapple Sauce. This post is sponsored by Le Creuset . ( Giveaway is now over)
I have never been the typical “chick” when it comes to gifts. I am not into shoes, purses, accessories, jewelry. In the almost 10 years my husband and I have been together he has given me a total of 4 pieces of jewelry, two being my engagement and wedding rings. He has it easy!! Sort of. I still like presents, just the bling I like comes in the form of shiny items for my kitchen. But, since he is a fantastic cook and we love spending time together in the kitchen its a win-win for him too. He loves new kitchen "toys" also. Growing up I always asked for odd things, like new mud tires for my jeep, not really typical girly presents. I would much rather have an appliance or some new cookware than anything else. Considering how much time I spend in my kitchen, that is understandable. Or new camera gear. I am always down for a new lens.
When I got the email from Le Creuset stating they wanted me to try out some of their new Stainless Steel cookware and create a recipe with them. As soon as I saw the email the first thing I did was call my mom.“MOM GUESS WHAT?!?” I was so excited and so was my mom. I always ask her for Le Creuset items for my birthday and Christmas. I am that girl that gets excited over a new giant enamel dutch oven pot or a sauté pan. So to me, this is like an early Christmas. Just LOOK at how gorgeous these pans are? So shiny and pretty!!
I love the heft of these pans, how evenly they cook and how comfortable the handles are, especially when transferring to and from the oven. I do a lot of cooking where I sear the meat or seafood in the pan over the stovetop first and then finish in the oven. I knew that I wanted to try this with the new sauté pan and it blew me away how well it cooked the halibut. And it cleaned up perfectly as if it hadn’t even been used yet.
The one pan in collection I use most often is my small 2qt sauce pan. For a small pan its my workhorse but its 7 years old and I have been needing a new one since. Its also stainless steel, but its a bit on the narrow side so sometimes it doesn’t heat as evenly. This Le Creuset 2qt pan is beyond perfect. Its got some heft to it so it heats evenly, its a bit wider than my other one and I love the look of it. Is it odd to be in love with cookware?
I knew exactly which recipe I wanted to make with these pans when I found out which ones I was going to be trying. We eat a ton of seafood and fish in our house, halibut being one of my favorites. We love to grill but often times the fish is so delicate that I will pan sear and finish in the oven so I am not trying to carefully remove it from the grill just to have it fall apart and fall below the grates… When I bake a fish with a sauce I always just lightly season it with salt and pepper before cooking because I don’t want it to be over seasoned and compete with the sauce.
I love Pacific Island and Asian flavors with seafood so I made a sauce I make often but have never blogged it, or written down. I just add stuff to a pan and taste until I like it. So this time I actually measured all my ingredients. Halibut is also such a delicate fish that I don’t want to over power it with a sauce, and this soy ginger pineapple sauce compliments it really well.
Halibut with Pineapple Soy Ginger Sauce
For the Fish
- 6-4 ounce Halibut filets
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or other high heat oil for searing
For the Sauce
- ¾ Pineapple Juice
- 2 tablespoon Organic Gluten Free Tamari or soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon Mirin Japanese cooking wine
- 2 tablespoon Coconut Vinegar
- Juice of one med lime About 1 ½ Tbsp
- 2 tablespoon Honey
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 3 teaspoon ginger minced
- 1 cup fresh pineapple small dice
- ⅓ c green onion finely diced
- Preheat oven to 350 Deg F. Rinse the halibut filets and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper
- Set a 2 qt sauce pan on the stove and add in all the sauce ingredients except for the diced pineapple. Bring to a boil then lower to a simmer and cover.
- While the sauce is simmering, preheat a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add in the coconut oil and then place the halibut filets in leaving space between each filet. Let sear for 2-3 min making sure they are ready to flip as they will no longer stick. Using at thin spatula carefully flip each filet and sear for another 1-2 minutes. Place the sauté pan in the oven to finish cooking the halibut, 6-7, min or until the fish flakes easily.
- While the halibut is cooking, remove the lid from the sauce pan and raise the heat to make sure it has reduced and slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the diced pineapple.
- Set the sauté pan with the halibut on the stove once its cooked. Using a thin spatula carefully remove each filet to a plate. Spoon a few tablespoons of sauce over the top of each filet making sure to include the diced pineapple pieces. Divide the diced green onions over the top and serve immediately. This dish goes great with a green salad or sticky rice.
Giveaway is now over. One lucky winner will win this gorgeous Le Creuset 2qt saucepan and lid. Just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below and good luck! Entry open only to US residents ages 18 and up.
So tell me - what is your most favorite thing you have eaten so far this summer?
Thanks to Le Creuset for sponsoring this post. I only work with brands I actively use and believe in and I appreciate the support of the brands I work with so I can continue to bring great content and fun giveaways to my blog.