Halibut with Seaweed Salad

Serves 4 

4 halibut fillets, about 150-175 g each
1 shallot
200 ml white wine, plus a little extra for the fish
60 g butter, at room temperature
small bunch basil
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1 bag dried mixed seaweed (about 50 g in weight)
30 g pickled ginger, finely chopped
mixed cresses, to garnish
olive oil, for greasing

Preheat the oven to 180° C. Finely chop the shallot and add it to a small pot with 200 ml white wine. Bring to the boil and cook until the liquid as reduced down to 1 tablespoon. Allow the shallot and wine to cool down. Soften the butter in a bowl. Finely slice the basil into thin strips (chiffonade), add it to the butter along with the shallot and white wine mixture, salt and pepper.

Mix the ingredients well. Spoon the butter on to a piece of cling wrap, shape into a cylinder and refrigerate until the butter has firmed up.

Place the seaweed in a bowl and add enough hot water from a recently boiled kettle so that the seaweed is completely covered. Stand for 15 minutes until the seaweed has softened. Drain off and set aside. Make the dressing for the seaweed salad; finely chop the pickled ginger. Add to a small bowl with the soy sauce and sesame oil. Set aside.

Grease a roasting tray with a few drops of olive oil. Lightly season the brill fillets with salt and pepper. Place in the tray, pour 50 ml white wine around the fish, cover with aluminium foil and place in the oven for about 8-10 minutes or until the fish is just cooked.

Dress the seaweed salad with the dressing and divide between 4 plates. Set the fish on top of the salad and sprinkle over the cresses.

Thinly slice the butter. Lay a slice on each piece of fish and serve straight away.

Tip: If there is any butter over, this can be stored in the freezer for use again.
To give the dish extra crunch, you can top the fish with rice vermicelli noodles which have been deep-fried until they have      puffed up and become crispy.

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