Halibut with Roast Baby Gem Lettuce

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Today's special: A new take on bistro food

By Anthony Demetre

Published 2008

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Although Atlantic halibut are over-fished, abundant Pacific halibut are available from Alaska. Cooking the Baby Gems in this way, rather like the Italians do with radicchio, brings out the innate sweetness that makes them perfect to serve with fish.


  • 100 g butter, plus an extra knob for the lettuces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt


Preheat the oven to 150°C/gas 2.

In a large non-stick frying pan, heat the butter and olive oil until hot. Season the fish with salt and lightly colour the steaks on both side in the pan, basting as you go. Lower the heat and continue cooking, still gently basting. When cooked,