Baked Halibut in a Saffron Broth over Mashed Potatoes with a Tomato and Black Olive Ragout (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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Baked Halibut in a Saffron Broth over Mashed Potatoes with a Tomato and Black Olive Ragout (Emeril Lagasse)
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  1. Tomato and black olive ragout:
  2. In a saucepan heat olive oil and saute onions until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook another 1 to 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and olives and cook until sauce is thick and most liquid has evaporated. Season with herbs and salt and pepper to taste, adding sugar if necessary to correct acidity. Serve warm on top of BAKED HALIBUT IN A SAFFRON BROTH WITH MASHED POTATOES.
  3. Mashed potatoes and saffron broth:
  4. In a large saucepan combine chicken stock and saffron and bring to a boil. Add salt to taste, add potatoes and cook, covered, until fork-tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Strain liquid into another large saucepan and reserve. Add butter to potatoes and stir and mash until completely melted. Add milk, stir well, and add salt and pepper to taste. Keep warm while making the halibut. In a saucepan saute shallots and garlic in olive oil until wilted, about 3 minutes. Add reserved saffron stock and simmer for 10 minutes. Add green onions and simmer 5 minutes. Keep warm until ready to serve.
  5. Halibut:
  6. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Season halibut fillets with Creole seasoning on both sides. Rub fillets with olive oil and place on a lightly oiled shallow casserole or baking sheet with sides and pour saffron broth around fillets. Cover filets loosely with parchment paper or aluminum foil and bake for 5 minutes, uncover and bake another 5 minutes, or until flesh flakes easily. Serve fillets in a large bowl on top of MASHED POTATOES, with SAFFRON BROTH ladled over all and fish topped with a generous dollop of TOMATO AND BLACK OLIVE RAGOUT.
  7. Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):
  8. Combine all ingredients thoroughly. Yield: 2/3 cup
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 5558.83 Kcal (23274 kJ)
Calories from fat 3903.67 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 433.74g 667%
Cholesterol 762.81mg 254%
Sodium 17158.98mg 715%
Potassium 7177.08mg 153%
Total Carbs 258.68g 86%
Sugars 114.98g 460%
Dietary Fiber 35.91g 144%
Protein 192.24g 384%
Vitamin C 133.8mg 223%
Vitamin A 1.2mg 40%
Iron 19.4mg 108%
Calcium 1136.6mg 114%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 141.33 Kcal (592 kJ)
Calories from fat 99.25 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.03g 667%
Cholesterol 19.39mg 254%
Sodium 436.25mg 715%
Potassium 182.47mg 153%
Total Carbs 6.58g 86%
Sugars 2.92g 460%
Dietary Fiber 0.91g 144%
Protein 4.89g 384%
Vitamin C 3.4mg 223%
Iron 0.5mg 108%
Calcium 28.9mg 114%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 146.5
  • 154

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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