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Port Townsend Vineyards

Halibut Puttanesca with Port Townsend Vineyards 2018 Syrah

Halibut Puttanesca with Port Townsend Vineyards 2018 Syrah
Recipe Date:
September 22, 2020
Cook Time:
Imperial (US)
For a hearty dish that will bring out the subtle nuances of our 2018 Syrah, try your hand at making this Halibut Puttanesca.
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce, homemade or store bought
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup green olives, (Castelvetrano olives are a nice choice but you can use pimento stuffed green olives if readily available in your fridge) chopped
  • 3 tbsps drained capers
  • 1/2 cup Port Townsend Vineyards Syrah for the recipe (don’t forget some for the cook!)
  • 4 anchovy fillets chopped (or 2 teaspoons anchovy paste)
  • 1 lb halibut cut into 4 fillets
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat, add garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for 2 minutes, add tomato sauce, olives, capers, Syrah and anchovy and bring mixture to a simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, season halibut on both sides with salt and black pepper. Add halibut fillets to sauce, cover and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or until fish is done to your preference. Fish should be fork tender and not translucent. Divide into 4 servings and garnish with fresh basil (substitute parsley or thyme if that’s what’s in your garden now). Enjoy with a glass of 2018 Port Townsend Vineyards Syrah.