Poached halibut with heritage tomatoes
This fresh, light dish is perfect for a summer afternoon.
Serves: 2 people
Prep: 25 mins
Cooking: 15 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
2 x 170g portions of skinless, boneless halibut fillets
For the poaching liquor
100ml white wine
1 rosemary sprig
1 banana shallot, sliced
300ml chicken stock
For the tomato broth
500g ripe tomatoes
For the garnish
300g mixed tomatoes, cut into different shapes and sizes
50ml rapeseed oil
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
50g pre-blanched and podded broad beans (100g pre-podded weight)
Make the tomato broth the day before. Put the tomatoes and 1/ 2 tbsp flaky salt in a food processor and blitz to a pulp. Pour into a colander lined with a muslin cloth set over a bowl to catch the juices. Fold the cloth over the pulp and put a weight on top to help squeeze out the juices. Put in the fridge overnight to strain. Take the broth out of the fridge 1 hr before serving to bring to room temperature.
The next day, toss the mixed tomatoes in a roasting tin with 1/ 2 tbsp flaky salt, the oil and garlic, then spread them out and leave for 1 hr.
Next, put the wine, rosemary, shallot, stock and a good pinch of salt in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, drop in the fish and reduce the heat so the liquid is just bubbling. Gently poach for 8-10 mins, then remove. Freeze the poaching liquor and use as a stock at a later date.
Spoon the mixed tomatoes with their oil and garlic, the spring onions and broad beans into two serving bowls. Top with the cooked fish, then pour over the tomato broth.
With thanks to BBC Good Food
Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2016