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Seared Halibut on

Lemon Tabbouleh

Pacific halibut is a favorite among many chefs for the mild yet sweet taste and firm texture. Conservationists choose this fish because of the great care that is taken to maintain a healthy population without impact to the environment. Not all halibut carries the same stamp of approval. Wild caught Pacific halibut is the best choice for meeting sustainability goals. With the temperatures on the rise a nicely seared halibut paired with a chilled glass of sauvignon blanc is sure to delight.


1 cup bulgur 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 cup chopped mint (about 1 bunch) 2 cups chopped Italian parsley 6 green onions, thinly sliced 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts 4 pieces Pacific halibut fillet (2 lb. total), rinsed and dried 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

The Historic Carlton Hotel

Preparation 1. In a large bowl, mix bulgur and 1 teaspoon salt, pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water over the mix. Cover and let sit until water is absorbed, 20 to 30 minutes. Fluff with a fork. 2. In a bowl, combine olive oil, lemon peel, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, mint, and parsley. Pour dressing over cooked bulgur and stir to coat. Stir in green onions and pine nuts. 3. Sprinkle both sides of halibut with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the halibut. Cook, turning once, until fish is opaque in the center, about 10 minutes total per inch of thickness. 4. Mound tabbouleh on plates and top with halibut. Serve warm.

Pair with Locatelli Winery’s 2010 Sauvignon Blanc 50


Nothing is better than discovering a hidden gem. A treasure you can’t wait to tell your friends about. A hotel that surprises and delights in the heart of San Luis Obispo County wine country with rooms that are comparable to any luxury hotel around the world. Restaurant and wine bar on premises along with a full-service bakery.

Phone: 805-461-5100 Toll free: 877-204-9830 www.the-carlton.com

6005 El Camino Real | Atascadero, CA 93422

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