Prosciutto Wrapped Halibut on Asparagus Sauce

Prosciutto Wrapped Halibut on Asparagus Sauce


After posting about two desserts in a row I was looking for something a bit lighter and I was thinking that I should enjoy the asparagus as much as possible while it was still here. On the top of my list of asparagus recipes to try was this recipe for prosciutto wrapped halibut on asparagus sauce originally from Food and Wine that I found on Cook Local. I liked the sound of the simple pureed asparagus and leek sauce as I would get to enjoy the asparagus and I would get to use leeks which I don't seem to use all that often. And then there is the halibut; halibut is one of my favorite fishes but it is a bit expensive so it is always a treat when I do have it. The fact that the halibut was wrapped in sage and prosciutto reminded me of saltimbocca alla romana which is really tasty with those simple ingredients. The prosciutto wrapped halibut on asparagus sauce was really easy to make and it turned out great! The prosciutto wrapped halibut is fried in butter first until the prosciutto is nice and crispy on the top and bottom and then it is finished off with a few minutes in the oven ensuring that it does not burn in the frying pan. The crispy, salty prosciutto wrapping was so tasty and the combo with the sage made it even better and then there is the warm perfectly fall apart tender and moist halibut on the inside finishing it off perfectly. The asparagus sauce was surprisingly tasty for being so simple and it worked well to cleanse your palette between each bite of the tasty prosciutto wrapped halibut. Overall this was a really nice light meal and I will definitely be making it again!

Prosciutto Wrapped Halibut on Asparagus Sauce

(makes 2 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1 leek (finely sliced)
1/2 pound asparagus (cleaned, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces)
1 cup spinach
salt and pepper to taste
2 (6 ounce) halibut fillets
salt and pepper to taste
4 sage leaves
4 thin slices prosciutto
1 tablespoon oil

Directions:
1. Melt the butter in a pan.
2. Add the leek and garlic and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
3. Simmer the asparagus in a small amount of water until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
4. Add the Spinach and cook until wilted, about a minute.
5. Puree the leeks, asparagus and spinach in a food processor.
6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
7. Place the sauce in a pan on low heat to keep warm.
8. Season the halibut fillets with salt and pepper and top with a sage leaf.
9. Wrap the halibut fillets in the prosciutto.
10. Heat the oil in a pan.
11. Add the fish and cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.
12. Transfer the halibut to a baking dish.
13. Bake in a preheated 450F oven until the fish has finished cooking, about 5-10 minutes.

Similar Recipes:
Saltimbocca alla Romana
Halibut with Lemon, Butter, Caper and Dill Sauce

40 comments:

My Asian Kitchen said...

this fish dish sound great!! I'm a fish lover,welcome any fish!!

Lindsay said...

Can I come over for dinner? Just for the... hal-i-but?

Heather said...

proscuitto makes everything better! and that sauce sounds phenomenal!

Cookin' Canuck said...

The pureed asparagus is such a great idea. I'm guessing that texture compliments the fish very nicely. I, too, only buy halibut as a special treat b/c it tends to be pretty pricey. But, oh, what a treat!

jillian said...

The prosciutto wrapped fish looks seriously incredible!

elly said...

This looks really delicious. I am not a big fish fan and a friend once told me I should just wrap it in prosciutto, since I like everything with prosciutto! Looks like now I have a recipe to use :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

This looks like a very elegant dish!

Jenn said...

Nice. I'm loving that asparagus sauce. I got to try that sometime.

Mary said...

This looks very elegant. I'm mentally playing with the prosciutto in this dish. Halibut has such a lovely flavor on its own. Does it the the proscuitto? I think the asparagus sauce is wonderful.

Katrina said...

Halibut is my favorite fish! This looks de-lish!

denise said...

that sauce is beautiful! nice plating!

giz said...

It seems like only yesterday you were making everything asparagus and here it's summer all over again.
The halibut - great idea - love it.

Steph said...

I never get tired of desserts! Asparagus sauce sounds interesting.

John Eddy said...

Wow, and I thought it looked good when we made it! That's a serious wrap job you got there.

We're glad you enjoyed it too =)

Esi said...

Wow, this looks amazing! Some of my favorite foods in one fabulous dish.

Deborah said...

that is something I've never seen, and it looks wonderful!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That's such a beautiful dish! It looks so tasty!

Cheers,

Rosa

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I love the gift-wrapped halibut and I love the wrapping!

nora@ffr said...

my fist visit here nd m loving it very much. love asparagus and m gonna try out this prosciutto wrapped fish soon :)
cheers!!

Christelle said...

Humm, this looks positively gorgeous, very fine dish, very impressed! :)

Bellini Valli said...

This is an amazing an innovative dish Kevin. Thanks for sharing:D

Joanne said...

This looks like a great meal! You're right, enjoy the asparagus while at lasts because all too soon it will be ridiculously expensive again (and less tasty).

Cathy said...

A beautiful presentation and so healthy too. Halibut is a favorite but I've never paired it with prosciutto. Sounds delicious.

Reeni♥ said...

The tilapia looks wonderful wrapped in prosciutto and sage is the perfect herb to pair it with. What an awesome meal!

Manggy said...

Oh, I am jealous of that asparagus :) I wonder if I can trick my brother into eating fish by wrapping it in prosciutto :)

Marta said...

I love wrapping things in prosciutoo, it infuses so much flavour and makes them nice and moist! This looks lovely, I'm totally feeling that base sauce! Yay for leeks!

Susan @ SGCC said...

What a creative and elegant dish! It looks and sounds delicious!

biz319 said...

Kevin, is halibut a very FISHY fish? I don't like fishy fish, but this looks amazing - have you ever tried barramundi? It's an Australian white fish.

tastymealsathome said...

lol lots of prosciutto goodness

The Duo Dishes said...

The asparagus sauce actually sounds amazing! Nice match for proscuitto.

kamailesfood said...

I'm always on the lookout for a good fish dish. This one looks mighty tasty!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Do you know how much I love prosciutto wrapped things? But I'm really surprised by that asparagus sauce, that looks really awesome Kevin!

Pam said...

Nothing beats something wrapped in proscuitto, unless it's something wrapped in bacon.

eatme_delicious said...

I love the sound (and look!) of the asparagus sauce!! How interesting and delicious.

Kevin said...

biz319: I do not find halibut to have a really fishy taste. Of course the fresher the fish the less the fishy smell and taste.

Rabbittrick said...

What a deceiving little dish!

Without your title I wouldn't have guessed there would be a halibut hiding underneath that prosciutto. =)

All three ingredients together sound very, very tasty indeed. And asparagus sauce is something new to me!

Ella said...

I know what I am making for dinner soon! I adore leeks, and with asparagus? And prosciutto? Can't go wrong there.

Amalas said...

I made this last night with tilapia and it was delicious! My husband and I loved the asparagus sauce and I can't wait to try it with different things. I did find my proscuitto to be a bit salty, though. Is all proscuitto like that or was it just me?

Daniel said...

Just had it as dinner! and definitely doing again, it was delicious! Thanks for the post, it is on my favorites bookmarks!

Daniel said...

Just had it as dinner! and definitely doing again, it was delicious! Thanks for the post, it is on my favorites bookmarks!

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