Ad
Free shipping on orders over $99

Pan-Roasted Alaska Halibut or Sablefish (Black Cod) with Chimichurri on “Green” Rice

Chimichurri is a fresh, spicy, herb sauce popular in Argentina. Our version is on the mild side; if you want it hotter, omit seeding the jalapeños. Vinegar can be added for more “bite.” Chimichurri reflects the mix of Spanish and Italian influences in Argentina, and the overall taste and preparation seem inspired by Genovese pesto. Legend has it that the name comes from an Irishman named Jimmy McCurry, who is credited with creating it while marching with the troops of General Belgrano in the cause of Argentine independence. However “Jimmy McCurry” was difficult for the native people to say, so the sauce became known as “chimichurri”... an apocraphyl tale, perhaps, but plausible. We'll buy it. Pair with a cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc.
Yield: Serves 4
Total Time: 1 hr 35 min
Prep: 45 min
Cook:
Additional: 50 min
Ingredients
3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
3/4 cup chopped Italian parsley, divided
1 tablespoon organic dried oregano
1 1/2 fresh jalapeño chilies (about 1 3/4 ounces total), rinsed, stemmed and seeded
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 yellow onion, diced
5 tablespoons lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher sea salt
2 cups long-grain white rice
Organic black pepper
1 tablespoon butter (or Olio)
Preparation
1.  Make chimichurri: Blend 1/2 cup cilantro, 1/2 cup parsley, oregano, jalapeños, garlic, onion, 6 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a blender or food processor until smooth. Taste and add more salt if desired. Scrape chimichurri into a small bowl.
2.  Combine rice, 3 3/4 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt in a 4 to 5 quart pan. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until rice is tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from heat, sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cilantro and 1/4 cup parsley over and fluff rice with a fork, mixing in herbs.
3.  Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 F. Rinse halibut and pat dry. Sprinkle all over with salt and black pepper. Melt butter with 1 tablespoon olive oil in a 10 to 12 inch ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat. Add halibut and cook until browned on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn portions over and transfer pan to the oven. Bake just until fish is opaque throughout, about 10 minutes.
4.  Spoon "green" rice onto dinner plates and top each mound with a halibut portion. Drizzle a little chimichurri over each piece of halibut; serve remaining sauce at the table to add to taste.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING:
I would not buy my fish from anywhere but Vital Choice…I’m so happy to have a source for great tasting, healthy fish.
WHAT HEALTH & NUTRITION EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
Vitalchoice.com is my favorite source for wild Alaskan salmon, sablefish, sardines, and other fish rich in omega-3s... I can't tell you how many messages I get from people thanking me for recommending Vital Choice.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING:
Simply put Vital Choice offers the best seafood and related products available. We have always recommended Vital Choice to clients, friends, and family. As health practitioners we value the sustainable practices and trust this company implicitly!
WHAT THE MEDIA IS SAYING:
We’ve done the work for you to find the healthiest meat products on the market.
WHAT HEALTH & NUTRITION EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
Unlike anything you've seen from the grocery store…I recommend Vital Choice—my personal favorite for delicious, fresh, healthy, and completely safe canned tuna and salmon.
WHAT THE MEDIA IS SAYING:
Vital Box captures the fresh-caught quality of succulent, sustainably harvested Alaskan salmon and northwest Pacific seafood by cleaning and flash-freezing it within hours of harvest.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING:
Vital choice has never disappointed. Love every item I get... since eating your food, my hair, skin, and energy revitalized from clean fish and meats… it’s ALL great. Never a problem with the food arriving in great condition.
WHAT THE MEDIA IS SAYING:
The Best Places To Buy Seafood Online, Including Fresh And Frozen Fish
Find out what others are saying about Vital Choice