Halibut With Red Onions

Halibut with red onions

Serves 2

The red of the onions contrasts beautifully with the golden halibut fillets


  • 2 fillets of halibut, skinned
  • 2 red onions, finely sliced
  • 50ml/2 fl oz red wine
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • large knob of butter
  • a little melted butter
  • salt & freshly ground pepper
  • sprigs of tarragon to garnish


  1. Pat the halibut dry, season with salt & pepper, set aside.
  2. Place the onions and red wine in a saucepan and season lightly. Cover and simmer gently until soft, stirring occasionally. Stir in the orange zest and honey, keep warm.
  3. Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan, sauté the halibut for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden.
  4. Arrange the onion sauce on warmed plates, place the fish fillets on top and brush them with the melted butter. Garnish with tarragon sprigs and serve immediately.
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