Spicy Pecan Halibut with Asparagus

Spicy Pecan Halibut with Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 halibut steaks, 1 ½ inch thick (about 8 oz each)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 lb baby asparagus spears, trimmed

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over high heat until almost smoking.
  3. Season fish with salt and pepper and sear 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  4. Transfer the fish to a warm platter.
  5. In the same skillet, heat the canola oil over medium-high heat and sauté the asparagus, stirring constantly, for 3-4 minutes, or until crisp-tender.
  6. To serve, drizzle the balsamic glaze over the fish, sprinkle with the spiced nuts and garnish with a fan of asparagus.