Peas definitely fall into the “can’t get better than fresh-from-the-garden” category. Here, they end up in a gorgeous, kelly-green coulis.
2 tablespoons minced garlic, divided
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
4 (6-ounce) halibut fillets (preferably wild-caught from Alaska)
2 cups shelled fresh English peas (about 2 pounds in pod) (thawed organic frozen peas will work in a pinch)
1 tablespoon minced spring or green onion
1 tablespoon minced tarragon or chervil
1 teaspoon minced fresh mint
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Mix together 1 tablespoon garlic, 2 tablespoons oil and lemon zest. Pour over halibut and marinate for 30 minutes.
Preheat grill to medium.
In a food processor, blend together peas, remaining 1 tablespoon garlic, spring onion, chervil, mint and vinegar. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a steady stream until emulsified.
Remove halibut from marinade, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill 6 to 10 minutes, turning once, or until center of fish is just opaque.
Mound pea coulis on plates and top with fish.