What is it kids just LOVE about McDonald's? I can't even stand the smell of the place, but every once in a great while I will give in and let the kids have a treat. On the way upstate for my brother's wedding rehearsal we were running a little late, so a stop at the golden arches it was. Two chicken nugget kid's meals and a fish sandwich eaten en route. Pretty sure I can still smell it in my car too. Yuck!
Anyway, my husband and I had a night alone last weekend and I wanted to make something nice. I figured a fancy version of the McD's fish sandwich would do - and Whole Foods had halibut on special!
Halibut with Dijonaise Dill Sauce on Toasted Rustic Wheat
2 halibut fillets
olive oil for pan
salt & pepper, to taste
2 thick slices good cheddar cheese
2 tbsp whole grain mustard
2 tbsp olive oil mayo
juice of half a lemon
1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
2 large slices crusty wheat bread
1 clove garlic
2 slices tomato
First, season both sides of your fillets with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook halibut for 3 minutes per side or to desired doneness, placing cheese slices on top after flipping. Once fish is cooked through, place under broiler to melt the cheese and get it a little brown and bubbly.
For the sauce, mix the mustard, mayo, lemon juice and dill in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Spread sauce on both halves of your toasted wheat bread. Assemble your sandwiches and enjoy. These were some seriously thick sandwiches - I'm not good at thinly slicing bread. But oh so much better than fast food! Thank goodness I have a big mouth. :)
Served with a side of veggies and a deliciously sweet white wine.
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