Meal: Baked halibut with sweet potatoes and ramps with simple salad.

Back story: We had some awesome halibut from Other Brother Darryl’s Seafood in Otis, MA. We also had perfect ramps and fennel from Berkshire Organics.

Method: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice fennel and peeled sweet potatoes (or other root vegetable) with mandolin. Spray glass dish with non-stick spray, create layer of sweet potatoes the same size as the fish portion, lay fish on top, sprinkle with salt, pepper and herbs. Cover with layer of potatoes, two slices of fennel (optional), and more salt & pepper, maybe cayenne or paprika, too. Drizzle with awesome olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes, until potatoes brown.

When the fish is done and resting, heat 1 tbs olive oil and 1 tbs butter in large pan, add ramps and a little white wine, sauté until tender.

Carefully remove fish from pan, top with ramps and pan juices from ramps, and serve with a simple salad.

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