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Catholic Recipe: Halibut in Pine Nut Sauce


  • 2-2 1/2 pound halibut
  • salt, pepper
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 pound shrimp, cooked, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced, cooked carrots
  • 1 cup diced, cooked potatoes
  • 1 cup cut cooked green beans
  • vegetable oil
  • vinegar
  • salt, pepper
  • lemon wedges Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or almonds
  • 3 hard-cooked egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt, pepper


Serves: 6-8

Prep Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: • • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+

Origin: Mexico


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Also Called: Pescado Frio en Salsa de Pinon


Season fish with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Place in shallow baking dish; add onion; baste with oil. Bake 40-45 minutes at 350┬░. Cool. Mix well all sauce ingredients in electric blender. Add shrimp. Split fish; remove bones; place on platter. Stuff with half the shrimp mixture combined with half the nut sauce. Cover with remaining half fish. Spread remaining sauce over fish. Season vegetables with oil, vinegar, salt, pepper; place in mounds around fish. Garnish with lemon wedges. Yield, 6-8 servings

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965