So simple, so yummy!
1 Leek per person – cleaned, outside layers (2-3) removed, cut in rounds
4 Potatoes – washed, sliced
Liberal Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup of white wine – cheap chardonnay/sauvignon blanc/pinto grigio – save the pricey stuff for you and your guests/family.
Garlic – if desired – as much as you like!
Black Pepper – shake it all over … 😉
Herbs – any one or two or three of the following: Parsley, Lemon Grass, Rosemary, Thyme, Basil, Savory, Marjoram, Herbs de Provence, Dill … anything but Oregano!
Layer potatoes on bottom of pan/Pyrex dish, arrange leeks on top.
Pour oil & wine over all. Add remaining ingredients. Always add the liquid before the spices/herbs!
Cook in 350° oven for approximately 1 hour or until it looks like this:
Next, the Halibut!
1 Fillet for each person
4-6 Green Onions/Scallions – chopped fairly fine
Cilantro/Fresh Basil/Fresh Parsley – chopped up – just a bit. Any of these fresh herbs are perfect for the fish.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – enough for a liberal drizzle over each piece
White Wine – use the same as for the Leeks. A good pour over all – approx. 1 cup
Paprika – see picture
Garlic – not too much (1 clove) – don’t overpower the delicate flavour of the fish
Mustard Powder – just a sprinkle for a little spice or use Chili Peppers – again … just a light sprinkle!
Wash fish – really any white fish will do for this dish. Place in Pyrex or corning ware dish. Drizzle EV olive oil over top, pour white wine on all pieces of fish. Add paprika, garlic (if desired), mustard powder.
Top with green onions and cilantro/basil/parsley.
Place in oven with the leeks, 40 minutes after leeks have begun cooking. bake for 20 minutes – depending on thickness of fish. Test with a fork – if it flakes easily, it’s done.
That’s it! Simple & Yummy … Enjoy!