Halibut wrapped with Bacon & A Ragout of Chanterelles

Joined Mar 11, 2007
8 oz. balsamic vinaigrette
16 oz. brown veal stock

8 oz. fresh chanterelles, cleaned
3 oz. pearl onions, cleaned and poached
3 cloves garlic minced
1 shallot minced
2 tablespoon minced tarragon, thyme &amp parsley
4 oz. white wine
1 knob whole butter
salt &amp pepper

4 filets fresh halibut 7-8 oz. each
4 strips of sliced applewood smoked bacon
1 oz. olive oil
salt &amp black pepper (freshly cracked)

Sweet Pea Puree
2 cups frozen peas
2 tablespoon whole butter
salt &amp pepper


In a small sauce pan reduce vinaigrette slowly until it is a syrup-like consistency
Add veal stock and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and reduce by half.
Ragout of Chanterelles
At medium heat in a small sauté pan melt butter and add mushrooms, garlic, &amp shallots.
Add wine and herbs when garlic and mushrooms are lightly browned.
Reduce wine by half and add pearl onions.
Sauté until dry and season with salt and pepper.
Serve hot.
Wrap bacon around fish and season lightly with salt &amp pepper.
At medium heat, heat olive oil in pan and when oil starts to smoke add fish to pan.
Turn fish over and finish in a 400 degree oven for 3-5 minutes.
Sweet Pea Puree
Boil 1 qt of water and add salt &amp pepper.
Add peas and cook for 1 minute.
Strain peas and put in a food processor.
Add butter and puree until smooth.

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