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Hazelnut Crusted Halibut with Hatch Chile Lime Sauce

26 Aug

So right now at Central Market, it’s Hatchmania.  Basically, there are these things, hatch chiles, that are grown in New Mexico that are only available for about three weeks.  And CM buys tons of them.  So if you go in the store, all of their samples have hatch chiles and they are really just everywhere.

So I went in a week or so ago and tired a delicious sample they had out: Hazelnut Crusted Halibut with Hatch Chile Lime Sauce.  Lucky for me they had a recipe to go with it so I could make it on my own (and share it with all of you here).  Hatch chiles won’t be available for much longer, but I’m pretty sure you could substitute another type of chiles and it would be just as good.  So give it a try.

Hatch Chile Lime Sauce

1 8 oz container sour cream (in an attempt to be slightly healthier I used light sour cream)

1/4 cup heavy cream

3 roasted Hatch peppers, skinned and seeded (if you go to CM they sell them roasted so you don’t have to do it yourself)

juice of 1/4 lime (I really like lime so I used 1/2 a lime)

salt to taste

Combine ingredients in a small saucepan, and heat gently over low heat.  Keep warm while preparing fish.

Hazelnut Crust

8 oz hazelnut meal (I didn’t need nearly this much)

2 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 lb halibut fillets

grape seed oil for frying (I didn’t want to spend $6 on grape seed oil to use it once so I just used olive oil instead)

Combine hazelnut meal, salt & pepper on a plate.  Dredge halibut, shaking off excess.

Heat the oil in a skilled on medium high heat; add fish and cook until firm and flakes with a fork, turning once.

Ladle sauce over halibut and serve immediately.

It was seriously delicious, give it a try.

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