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Seared Halibut Fillets with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

  • Serves : 4
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes 
  • Total Time: 55 minutes

Wine Pairing: High Road Cellars Pinot Grigio

Seared Halibut Filets


  • 1 1/2 red peppers, seeded and chopped 
  • 3 cloves garlic, whole and unpeeled 
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) toasted blanched almonds
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt  
  • 4 halibut fillets (each about 6 oz/175 g) 
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper  
  • Cooked Basmati rice
  • Steamed asparagus 

Key Ingredients:

  • Halibut 
  • Red Peppers
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Almonds


  1. Place peppers and garlic cloves on foil-lined baking sheet; drizzle with 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil. Roast in 375°F (190°C) oven for 30 minutes or until tender.  Let cool; squeeze garlic from skins. 
  2. Place roasted peppers and garlic, almonds, vinegar, 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the oil and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) of the salt in food processor; purée until mixture is well blended and thickened. 
  3. Meanwhile, sprinkle halibut with remaining salt and pepper. In skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; sear fillets for 2 minutes per side or until golden and skin is crisp.
  4. Transfer to parchment paper–lined baking sheet; bake in 400°F (200°C) oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Serve fillets with roasted pepper sauce over Basmati rice with steamed asparagus. 

High Road Cellars Pinot Grigio