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Halibut with Salsa Verde

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1 juice of one medium lemon1/2 teaspoon lemon zest2 teaspoons drained capers, chopped1/4 teaspoon minced garlicSalt and freshly ground black pepper to taste1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves2 (8-ounce 1/2-inch-thick) halibut steaks with skinLemon wedges for accompaniment


In a small bowl whisk together with, lemon juice, zest, capers, garlic, salt and pepper. Add 1/4 cup oil in a slow stream, whisking constantly until blended. Stir in cilantro and parsley. Set aside.
Pat halibut dry and season with salt and pepper. In a nonstick skillet heat remaining tablespoon oil over medium heat until hot and cook halibut, turning once, until golden brown on both sides and just cooked through, about 7 minutes total.
Serve halibut topped with salsa verde and lemon wedges.