Braised Halibut & Clams

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Braised Halibut & Clams
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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 2 pound piece skin-on halibut or cod (1 1/4-inch thick), halved lengthwise
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1 large leek, well rinsed and thinly sliced
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 16 medium-sized clams, such as littleneck
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 4 carrots, sliced crosswise 1/4-inch thick
  • 8 yukon gold potatoes (1-inch) thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon

Preparation

HIT THE HEAT

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . In a large, ovenproof skillet fitted with a lid, melt the butter over medium heat. Pat the halibut dry; season with salt and pepper. Place flesh side down in the pan and sear for 2 minutes. Using a spatula, carefully flip to sear the other side, 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate. In the skillet, heat the EVOO over medium-high heat. Add the leek and garlic; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the clams and cook, shaking the pan, 1 minute.

ADD LIQUID

Add the wine, 3/4 cup water, the carrots and potatoes; cover. Cook, transferring the clams to a plate as they open, for 5 minutes.

COVER AND SIMMER

Return the halibut to the skillet; cover and transfer to the oven. Braise until the fish is cooked through and the veggies are tender, 16 to 18 minutes (as shown above).

FINISH THE DISH

Transfer the halibut to a cutting board; halve each piece crosswise and divide, along with the veggies, among 4 shallow bowls. Add the clams and tarragon to the skillet. Cover and bake for 1 minute. Add to the bowls.