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Prosciutto Wrapped Halibut with A Caper And Tomato Butter

4 Halibut fillets; (6-ounce)
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
4 ts Dijon mustard
8 Thin slices prosciutto ham
2 lg Idaho potatoes; peeled and passed
; through the turning
; mandoline, soaking
; in cool water
1 tb Chopped chives


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Season the fillets with salt and pepper. Rub 1 teaspoon of the mustard over each fillet, covering completely. Wrap each fillet with 2 pieces of the proscuitto ham. Drain the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the potatoes into 4 equal piles. Wrap each fillet with one pile of the potatoes, tightly. Cover the potatoes with a damp cloth until ready to use. Repeat the process until all of the fillets are crusted. In a large, oven-proof saute pan, heat the oil. When the oil is hot, carefully lay the fillets in the hot oil. Pan-fry for 3 to 4 minutes on the first side, or until the crust is golden. Flip the fillets over and place the pan in the oven. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from the oven.

To serve, spoon the sauce in the center of each plate. Place the crusted fillets in the center of the sauce. Garnish with chives. Serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings


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