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Home Eat & Drink Mary's Recipes: Halibut with Quinoa Salad

Mary's Recipes: Halibut with Quinoa Salad

More and more chefs are pairing proteins with cereals, and I don’t mean Cap’n Crunch. While quinoa is technically a pseudo-cereal, according to the Whole Grains Council, it pairs perfectly with halibut in this recipe.


Halibut with Quinoa Salad

Serves 4

4 6-oz. halibut fillets
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cups quinoa
4 cups vegetable stock
1/2 tsp. sea salt
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup diced zucchini
1/4 cup diced yellow squash
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup edamame, shelled
1 Tbsp. diced shallots
1 tsp. chopped garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp. favorite extra virgin olive oil to finish

Rinse the quinoa in cold water twice. Put the vegetable stock and quinoa in a heavy pot and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and reduce heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and lay out on a sheet pan to cool.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In an ovenproof pan, sear halibut in oil until golden brown on one side; flip and place in oven for 8–10 minutes or until done.

Saute the zucchini and squash in 3 Tbsp. olive oil. Reduce the heat to medium and add the quinoa, shallots, garlic, edamame and tomatoes. Add a little more vegetable stock and heat it all through. Finish with a little of your favorite olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.

Place the warm quinoa salad on the bottom of a shallow bowl. Place cooked halibut on top and season with your favorite olive oil.

-Mary Brown Malouf

Our Jan/Feb issue is out on stands now! This issue means so much to us. Made with lots of love and tears. We hope you’ll grab a copy and enjoy every moment of reading it. ❤️ ...

Here's one from our upcoming Jan/Feb issue out on stands in just a few days. We hope you’ll grab a copy and enjoy every moment of reading it.⁠

Mary photobombs Lisa Barlow at the premiere party for Real Housewives of Salt Lake. Below is a snippet from Mary's last editor's letter:⁠

"It’s all a little crazy.⁠
Sometime in 2020, the world stopped making sense for a lot of us. Between one of the ugliest election cycles the U.S. has ever been through and the most mysterious disease most of us have ever experienced, normal was canceled. We can’t get together with friends, hug our loved ones, be in the room with them when they die. But somehow we have to go on, right? Somehow we have to continue to work and love and laugh. This issue of Salt Lake magazine holds a lot of frivolity, the main one being an extremely silly TV show, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. There I am in a pink fur coat in a car with our cover housewife, Lisa Barlow and her boys."⁠

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Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday. Be merry, be bright and be good for goodness sake! ✨

Skip the milk and cookies this holiday and leave out something that Santa really wants 🍺😉🎅⁠

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Mary's last-minute holiday gift ideas from last year are still as true and relevant today...⁠

"The planet we live with and the creatures on it need all kinds of things. Polar bears need presents, tree frogs in the Amazon need gifts, our Utah canyons and our national parks need help."⁠

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There was never a time there wasn’t Mary Malouf. Until now. Today, Mary died when a rogue wave swept her out to sea off the coast of Northern California. Only she – perhaps the world’s foremost lover of Bronte, BBC mysteries and, of course, Moby Dick – would appreciate such poetic drama.

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.” — Mary Brown Malouf. Ooops. Herman Mellville.