Herb-Crusted Pacific Halibut with Chive Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Herb-Crusted Pacific Halibut with Chive Mashed Potatoes
Flavors of Canada
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Prep. time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: Under 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

For 2 servings

- 2 Halibut fillets
- 5 small new potatoes cooked in boiling water
- 20 g (2/3 oz.) chives
- 10 asparagus tips
- 4 shiitake mushrooms
- 10 pearl onions
- 1 large handful of fresh spinach (preferably young shoots)
- Butter or olive oil

Herb crust
- 80 g (3 oz.) bread crumbs
- 25 g (1 oz.) parsley
- 40 g (1 1/2 oz.) gruyere
- 100 g (3 1/2 oz.) softened butter

Preparing the herb crust

  1. Purée all the ingredients for the herb crust;
  2. place between two sheets of plastic wrap and roll out with a rolling pin; refrigerate.


  1. Cut out the herb crust to fit the fish fillets;
  2. place a crust on each fillet; 
  3. cook in the oven for a few minutes;
  4. sauté the mushrooms, asparagus tips, onions and spinach in butter or olive oil.

Finishing and presentation 

  1. Mash the potatoes with a fork, incorporating the chopped chives; 
  2. place the potatoes in the center of the plate in a long ribbon; 
  3. add the sautéed vegetables;
  4. finish with the fish fillet; 
  5. foam the cooking juices from the fish with an electric whisk and pour over everything.
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