Originally Posted by binge
I still have another piece of halibut for tomorrow, so I'll hunt for a different preparation.
I can't take credit for this but holy crap is it good.
Get some fresh basil and blanch it in boiling salted water. Once it's totally wilted, shock it in ice water. Then put it in a blender with some fish stock if you have it or if not some clam juice, which nearly any store will have. Blend on high. Remove to a small pan and hold warm on low.
Mince equal parts ginger, chives and shallot. Mix and set aside.
Season fish with S&P and cook in a pan with oil. Remove fish to rest, add some butter to the pan and quickly saute the shallot/ginger/chive mix.
To plate, spread a small circle of the sauce, place the fish on that, and spread the aromatic mixture on top.