a) 15-Minute Halibut with Avocado Salsa

Get an extra boost of health-promoting vitamin A from the tomatoes and heart-healthy monounsatured fats from the avocados in this great addition to your Healthiest Way of Eating.

15-Minute Halibut with Avocado Salsa Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/4 cup minced scallion
  • 1-2 tsp finely minced jalapeno pepper
  • 3 TBS chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 medium ripe but firm avocado, diced into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup + 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 4 6 oz halibut steaks or fillets
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Press garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out its health-promoting properties.
  2. Mix together garlic, scallions, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Heat 2 inches of water in the bottom of a steamer and let it come to a boil.
  4. Rub halibut with 1TBS lemon juice and season with a little salt and black pepper. Place in steamer and steam 10 minutes for every inch of thickness. (e.g., 5 minutes if it is 1/2-inch thick)
  5. Place fish on plate, and top with sals

Serving Suggestion: Serve with Mexican Corn on the Cob and Green Salad (below)

Steamed Mexican Corn on the Cob – Serves 4

The red chili powder will add a spicy twist to the summer favorite of corn on the cob!

Steamed Mexican Corn on the Cob Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutesIngredients:

  • 4 ears fresh corn on the cob
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 4 tsp lime juice
  • salt, black pepper, and cumin powder to taste

Directions:

  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a steamer with a tight fitting lid. Do not salt water.
  2. Remove husks and corn silk from corn cobs. Place the corn in the steamer basket, cover, and steam for 5 minutes.
  3. While corn is steaming, mix together olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  4. Remove corn from steamer, brush with oil mixture, and serve hot.


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