For the seafood lovers out there, the delicious white fillets of halibut may be just the thing! With its high amount of protein, selenium & the essential amino acid tryptophan, halibut certainly makes for a nutritious meal… but add to that its abundance of magnesium, phosphorous, and B3 and you have yourself a winner!
If you read our post about Magnesium-Rich Quinoa, you know that it would make the perfect compliment to an already nutrient-packed entree. So we went ahead and dug up a recipe that we thought would have your mouth watering, and your magnesium levels rising.
Steamed Halibut with Lemon Olive Quinoa Salad
from Martha Stewart
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- 4 center-cut halibut fillets (7 to 8 ounces)
- Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup green olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Fill a large skillet halfway with water and bring to a boil. Line bottom of a bamboo steamer basket with lemon slices. Set in boiling water.
Season halibut with salt and pepper, place on top of lemon slices, and cover. Steam until fish is opaque, 5 to 7 minutes.
In a medium bowl, stir together olives, parsley, lemon zest, and olive oil.
Top fish with olive mixture and serve immediately with quinoa.
- 2 cups quinoa
- Coarse salt
- 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
- 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Freshly ground black pepper
Cook quinoa. (See Cooking with Quinoa)
Transfer quinoa to a medium bowl along with pine nuts, lemon zest, parsley, cumin, cayenne; drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper; toss until well combined. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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