Flaky, flavorful, halibut, crusted with candied pistachios, and served on a bed of sautéed greens for a healthy, easy, and quick meal time solution.
My kids are the center of my world, and I really love them. But there is just something so nice about having all of them gone from time to time. It does not happen often, but earlier this week I had a day where my oldest 3 were in school, and my youngest was napping. I had a few hours to myself. Now I really wish I could have spent that time reading a silly romance novel, or taking a bubble bath. But really, like most moms I spent my time playing catch up.
But I did do one thing for me. THIS! I made a totally indulgent and heavenly lunch. And ate it by myself. And want to know the best part? This fantastic lunch literally took less than 15-20 minutes to make, leaving me plenty of time to do some dishes, laundry, return emails, and all those other things we do.
One of the reasons this was such an amazing lunch, and so quick to make is that I used tons of shortcuts to make it eazy peazy! For example, I used a “just add water” pancake mix to make the nuts stick to the fish filet. And I used already candied nuts. I used Santé Nuts Candied Pistachios. They are seriously amazing, with the perfect flavor to compliment this fish. (And are pretty awesome for snacking too).
Santé Nuts are pretty cool because they are a family run business (Which I just love (See here and here)), they are roasted in small batches so they get that handcrafted product goodness. When you open a bag you will notice hardly any broken nuts. So that is great for snacking, but for this fish you are going to break them up!
Halibut is the perfect fish for this as it is so nice and flaky, and the sweetness of the nuts compliments it well, while the slightly tangy sauce brings out the flavors of this mild, but delightful fish.
*I received complimentary Santé Nuts in order to facilitate this post. But they really are awesome. All opinions are my own.
And if you love fish recipes, be sure to check out this quick Sweet Chili Salmon