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Italian Grilled Halibut…La Dolce Vita

Park your Vespa and heat the grill…we’re going on a food adventure! 

It doesn’t get any easier…or tastier than this. I like to think of this meal as a little trip to Rome…not as good as being there, but if you listen to the original soundtrack of La Dolce Vita while you’re cooking, you can almost picture Fellini, Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg.

One of the things I love best about Italians is how they transform the simplest things into works of art–from the way they dress to the way they eat. Bellissima!

And as they say in Italy…mangiamo!
1 lb. fresh halibut
Italian seasoning
a drizzle of olive oil
a squeeze of fresh lemon
a plateful of fresh arugula
1 tomato, sliced
handful toasted pine nuts
pesto, fresh is best but you can use Buitoni, my go-to favorite
salt and pepper, to taste

Heat BBQ to high. (500)
Drizzle olive oil on both sides of the fresh halibut and rub it in.

Season with good Italian herbs.

Place fish on hot grill. Let it cook on high until it lifts easily. Don’t try to turn it too soon or it will stick to the grill.

In about 4-5 minutes it will easily turn. Only turn once! Cook for a total of about  7-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish. Don’t overcook.

Arrange arugula on a platter and squeeze lemon and drizzle a little olive oil.

Place fish on arugula and squeeze a little lemon on the fish. 

Top with a dollop of pesto. Sprinkle with pine nuts and top with the tomato. Garnish with lemon. 

Close your eyes, take a bite, pretend you’re in Rome…and Enjoy!

And here’s a big thank you to all of my readers in 81 countries…remember, you can read all about Laguna Beach at StuNews.

Categories: Everything Italian, Fish, Main Dishes

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