There are days when one needs to step back, breathe deeply and focus on the present. I needed a reminder recently and found myself in Maine one weekend at a stunningly beautiful place. The folks are friendly, the sights are breathtakingly beautiful and the local fish market was the place to go for the best seafood in town. The catch of this day? Fresh halibut.
The preparation is simple. And really, some simplicity is sorely needed when you have recently emerged from the crazy business of real life. Some lemon zest, fresh dill and a tiny bit of butter is all you need for this fresh fish. Mix it together.
The oven was preheated to 350* but I ended up boosting the temperature to 375* for the last 15 minutes of cooking. I did not want to overcook this fish! The lemon dill butter mixture was dabbed on the fish. I created a neat foil pack and it was placed into the oven. My overall cooking time was around 30 – 40 minutes and I did check on this fish regularly. When the fish flaked easily using the tines of a fork I was breathing easier.
The fish was beyond. So good. The side of rice and salad was a good balance to the rest of the meal. Some wine was poured and candles were lit. Sweet Z had packed these candles from home. Yes, I am lucky woman!