Halibut Veracruz

  • 12 oz. skinless halibut fillet(s), 1" thick, cut into 2 pieces
  • - kosher salt and freshly ground Kowalski's Black Peppercorns, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Kowalski's Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 1 tbsp. chopped pitted green olives
  • 1 ½ tsp. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tsp. drained capers
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup drained canned petite diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup brown basmati rice
  • 4 cups fresh arugula
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Lightly season fish with salt and pepper; place in an 8" or 9" square glass baking dish coated with 1 tsp. olive oil. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tsp. oil. Add onion and jalapeño; sauté for 3 min. Add cumin and garlic; sauté for 1 ½ min. Stir in next 8 ingredients (through tomatoes); bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until slightly thick (about 3 min.). Pour tomato mixture over fish; bake in a preheated 400° oven until fish flakes easily with a fork (about 15 min.). While fish bakes, prepare rice in a rice cooker according to manufacturer's directions. Move rice to a large mixing bowl; toss with arugula and 1 tbsp. olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap; let stand for 1 min. (arugula will wilt). Stir in cheese; season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide rice between 2 plates; top with fish and sauce.

Wine Pairing

Try a white wine from Rioja, Sicily or Sardinia with this meal.

Good Foods For Good Health

Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Total Calories: 651
Total Fat: 23 g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Sodium: 660 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 69 g
Fiber: 10 g
Protein: 44 g

Between the halibut (which is a good source of omega-3 fats), the bright vegetables and whole-grain brown rice, this meal is deliciously rich in vitamins C, D, E and K, plus potassium, calcium, magnesium and more.