I haven’t been feeling myself lately. In the last two days, I have spent more time seated or in bed than is typically normal, at least for me. And while I am dealing with a little bug, I have to admit, it’s kind of nice. I have given myself permission to let the laundry pile up, to stay home from the gym, to have more cuddles with the kids, to sleep in longer, and to go to bed at a decent hour. Meals don’t have to be fancy schmancy, and grilled ham and cheese is fine for lunch and dinner.
But we had some beautiful halibut that my husband brought home from our favorite market, and I knew I had to cook it while it was fresh. It was the perfect time to test out a new product from my friends at Land O’Lakes – their seasoned olive oil and butter starters called Sauté Express.
Essentially, it’s a compound butter. I love customizing my own compound butters, and especially love using it with seafood. I tried their Garlic & Herb variety to make a quick lunch: Garlic & Herb Halibut with Scallions, and I will admit, I was pretty pleased. 10 minutes and a meal was ready to go? That set well with me, given how my energy level for cooking was low. I can see how these seasoned butters will be handy when I’m pinched for time.
If you remember the last time I participated in Land O’Lakes’ Kitchen Conversations, not only did I get to participate in a webinar with Ree Drummond, but there was a lovely giveaway for you. This time, the webinar was cohosted with some of my friends in blog land, and yes, there is an absolutely fantastic giveaway. See the details below! I’ll be crossing my fingers for you!
I would love for you to win this wonderful Land O’Lakes “Kitchen Conversation” gift package, which includes: one full-value coupon for any Land O Lakes® Butter Half Sticks, one full-value coupon for Sauté Express® Sauté Starter, serving bowl, half stick butter dish, measuring spoons, all from Anthropologie, and a Le Creuset cast iron skillet.
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Rachel for winning the Kitchen Conversations gift package!!
Ready to enter? Here’s how:
- Please leave a comment below and feel free to share: What are you favorite flavored butters?
- Entries/Comments accepted until 10 pm Pacific, Monday, 1 April, 2013.
- One winner will be randomly selected and notified by email.
- This contest is open to US residents only, my apologies to my international friends!
Disclosure: The author received a gift package from Land O’Lakes, including Land O’Lakes Butter and Land O’Lakes Saute Express, one Le Creuset cast iron skillet, and serving bowl, half stick butter dish, and measuring spoons, all from Anthropologie for recipe development and review purposes. Land O’Lakes will be providing the same package to the giveaway winner. All opinions are my own.
Garlic & Herb Halibut with Scallions
If you don't have the time to make your own compound butters, definitely give Land O'Lakes Sauté Express a try in this easy recipe.
4 4-ounce halibut fillets
1 Land O Lakes ® Garlic & Herb Sauté Express® Sauté Starter square
3 scallions, trimmed and sliced in thirds
lemon, for garnish
Melt the Land O Lakes ® Garlic & Herb Sauté Express® Sauté Starter square in a skillet over medium heat. Add the halibut, seasoning lightly with salt. Cook for about 5 minutes, then flip. Add the scallions and season again with a pinch of salt. Let the fish cook for another 2-5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet (a general rule is 10 minutes per inch). Serve immediately, with a squeeze of lemon, if desired.