Seared Fish with Corn, Zucchini and Tomato Sauté

  • 4 grouper fillets, or other firm fish such as halibut, cod, or salmon
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 large shallot or ½ red torpedo onion
  • 1 1/2 c. fresh yellow corn kernels or frozen whole-kernel corn
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 1/5 c. diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. cold butter
  • 1/4 c. torn basil leaves

Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook fish 4 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through. Remove and keep warm.

Sauté zucchini and shallot/onion 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in corn and garlic, and sauté 2 more minutes. Reduce heat to low, and stir in tomatoes, butter, and basil, cooking until butter is just melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon vegetables onto serving plates, and top with fish.

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