Halibut Saltimbocca with Lemon Butter Orzo

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Halibut Saltimbocca with Lemon Butter Orzo
  • 4Servings


  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 pound orzo pasta
  • 4 halibut fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 4 leaves fresh sage
  • 4 slices prosciutto di Parma
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • Juice of 1 lemon, plus 2 teaspoons grated peel


Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and return to the pot.

While the pasta is working, season the halibut with salt and pepper. Top each fillet with a sage leaf and wrap with a piece of prosciutto. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the EVOO, 1 turn of the pan, over medium heat. Add the fish and cook, turning once, until the fish is firm and the prosciutto is crisp, 8 to 10 minutes.

Add the butter, lemon juice and lemon peel to the pasta and toss. Serve with the fish.