The flaky phyllo crust keeps the halibut moist and delicious in this surprisingly simple, yet elegant recipe.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 4 sheets phyllo dough
- 2 (5 ounce) halibut fillets
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Lightly butter 1 sheet of phyllo dough. Lay another sheet directly on top of the first sheet, and lightly butter it. Repeat with remaining 2 sheets of phyllo. Cut sheets in half.
Season halibut fillets with salt and pepper. Place a fillet near the bottom edge of one of the halved sheets of phyllo. Sprinkle with dill. Fold in the sides of the phyllo, then roll the fillet. Place on a baking sheet, and lightly brush with butter. Repeat with remaining fillet.
Bake in a preheated oven until pastry is puffed and golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring lemon juice to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Boil until almost evaporated. Reduce heat to medium, and stir in cream. Simmer until the cream thickens somewhat. Stir in green onions, and season with salt and pepper. Serve halibut on a pool of sauce.