Halibut and Squash Ribbon Skewers with Pistachio-mint Salsa Verde

 

Serves 6

Instructions

Mix the mint, oregano, chives and thyme in a small bowl.  Add salt and pepper and 2 tablespoon olive oil.  Stir together and add the fish. Stir gently to combine.
 
Using a vegetable peeler or mandolin, slice lengthwise down the sides of squash until you have paper-thin slices, discarding the seeds.  Heat an outdoor grill or indoor cast-iron ridged grill to medium-high. Toss the squash ribbons with 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small bowl until well coated. Alternately, thread the halibut and squash ribbons onto the skewers weaving the ribbons over and under so you have a wave effect.  Season with salt and pepper. 
 
Place the skewers on a hot grill and grill on one side until the halibut has light golden grill marks, about 2 minutes. Turn them and continue cooking another 2 minutes. Remove from grill and place on serving plates.  Serve with the Pistachio Mint Salsa Verde.

PISTACHIO MINT SALSA VERDE
 
½ cup fresh mint leaves
½ cup fresh flat leaf parsley leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
¼ cup shelled roasted and salted pistachios, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
 
Place the mint, parsley, mint and garlic on the work surface and finely chop. Place in a bowl and add the olive oil, pistachios, lemon zest and lemon juice.  Stir together.  Season with salt and pepper. 

 

Ingredients

1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 pounds halibut fillet, 1  to 1/4-inch cubes
2 small yellow summer squash, about 12 ounces, cut into 1-inch cubes 
2 small green zucchini, 12 ounces, cut into 1-inch cubes 
Bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
Pistachio Mint Salsa Verde

Halibut and Squash Ribbon Skewers with Pistachio-mint Salsa Verde