Pan Seared Halibut with Warm Marinated Heirloom Tomato, and Baby Squash Salad

Ingredients:
4 - 4 oz. fillets of fresh firm fleshed fish such as halibut, tuna, salmon, tilapia, swordfish, or cod
1 1/2 c. assorted heirloom tomatoes cut into 1 inch pieces
1 c. assorted baby squash cut into 1 inch pieces
3 Tbsp. fresh coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley
1 sm. shallot, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. Italian Herbs Balsamic
2 + 1 Tbsp. Mild or Med. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions:

Place a heavy saute or grill pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the hot pan along with the sliced shallot and squash. Saute for two minutes until the squash is just slightly caramelized on the edges but still nicely firm to the bite.

Remove to a bowl and add the tomatoes, Italian Herbs Balsamic, an additional tablespoon of olive oil, and the chopped parsley - set aside.

Rub the fillets with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season evenly with salt and pepper. To the same pan, add the fillets and sear until just cooked through.

Place a warm fillet on a plate and ladle a scoop of the tomato-squash salad along with any juices over the fillet and serve.

Each fillet can also be placed over pasta, rice, risotto, quinoa, kamut, or Bulgar and then topped with the warm tomato-squash salad.

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