Shannon’s Sesame Citrus Fish

I have a dear friend who is naturally good at everything. She casually decides to pick up a sport, say golf for example and a month later is hitting that ball like she’s been doing it her whole life.  She trains for her first marathon and has a magnificent race finishing way under 4 hours. So when she  invited us over to her house for dinner I wasn’t one bit surprised when she served an unbelievably flavorlful sesame citrus halibut and poured me an intoxicating cocktail :  The Shanny Fanny. Why the name? Because you will be flat on your ass after a just couple of these babies.

Oh and did I forget to mention that she’s 5′ 10″, has thick brown hair like Jacqueline Smith, legs as long as my whole body, can dance like a pro, is fiercely loyal, imitates people like a stand up comic and would die of embarrassment knowing that I am unabashedly singing her praises?

I know, could she be any more flipping enviable? I’m a secure woman otherwise I might just hate her a little bit. This is my love letter to you Shannon! 

Shannon’s Sesame Citrus Halibut (or sea bass, or snapper or mahi or cod)

1 tbs olive oil
2 tbs fresh lime juice
2 tbs freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tbs chopped cilantro
1 tsp chopped fresh mint
2 tbs grated fresh ginger
2 tbs minced shallots
2 tbs sesame oil
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
4 sea bass/cod/halibut or snapper filets about 6 to 8 oz each.
This recipe can be easily doubled for a larger dinner party and all the work is done in advance
Preheat oven to 400F. Coat an ovenproof dish with the olive oil and set aside.
Mix together all the ingredients, except the fish, in a small bowl.
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Season the fish with salt and pepper, and pour 1 to 2  tbs of the sesame citrus sauce over each fillet.
Roast for about 12-15 mins or until opaque in the center. Serve topped with the remaining sauce.
Make some rice and a salad and you have just served your family and friends a quick, healthy, delicious dinner.
Enjoy and always let your taste buds soar!


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