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Blackened Halibut in a Lemon Butter Sauce
By Todd Johnson
DirectionsTo make sauce, heat cream and reduce by half. Slowly add 1/2 lb. butter until incorporated. Add lemon juice and zest. Sauce should be smooth and creamy. Season both sides of filets with 1/2 tsp. seasoning. Place 1 tbl. butter on top. Cook in a hot skillet butter side down until lightly blackened. Add butter to the other side and turn. Melt 2 tbl. butter in a saute pan. Add 1 tsp. seasoning. Add julienned vegetables for 45-60 seconds until tender but crisp. Serve filet over vegetables. Cover with warm sauce. Serves 4.
Recipe from John Howie, Palisade Restaurant
On May 2, I found a newly built Dark-eyed Oregon Junco nest in one of my hanging baskets. By May 9 we had 4 eggs. This past Monday, May 18, the eggs hatched, 3 between 9am and noon, the final one during the night into Tuesday.
I know this is a "played out" location - but I couldn't resist as the weather was so nice tonight!