Pan Seared Halibut Medallions with Kumquat Butter

Pan Seared Halibut Medallions with Kumquat Butter
Pan Seared Halibut Medallions with Kumquat Butter

Light and elegance comes to mind when noshing on this amazing dish. These halibut medallions are seasoned lightly and pan seared to golden brown. They are then nestled over purple mashed potatoes and finished with a bright kumquat butter

Pan Seared Halibut Medallions with Kumquat Butter

Serves 3-4


4 filets fresh halibut, cut into 2oz pieces
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup kumquat butter (recipe follows)
1/2 bunch chervil or Italian parsley, chopped

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Heat large fry pan to medium high heat.
  3. Lay out halibut on a side plate and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add olive oil to pan and place the halibut in the pan. (Make sure not to crowd the pan with too many pieces)
  5. Sear until golden brown on either side then place in a separate oven safe serving dish.
  6. Top with butter and place in oven until melted.
  7. Finish with chopped chervil.

Kumquat Butter

Makes 1/2 cup


1 small shallot, minced
10 each kumquats, cut in half, seeded, and chopped fine
1 1/2 sticks butter, unsalted
2 sprigs thyme, chopped
3 sprigs chives, chopped
pinch nutmeg
pinch cinnamon
pinch allspice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor or mixer. Blend until all ingredients are mixed well.

CHEF’S TIP: great on bread, chicken, all fish and sandwiches!

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