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Photos: Halibut with carrots and horseradish, simple perfection

Kim Sunée photo
Kim Sunée photo
Kim Sunée photo
Kim Sunée photo
Kim Sunée photo
Kim Sunée

Some of the best dishes are made with few and simple ingredients, and with a bit of care and love, they transform into something memorable and delicious. Take for example chef Vitaly Paley’s combination of white fish, carrot and tomato, a trio that sounds rather run-of-the-mill but when placed in the hands of a master chef and cooked from a childhood memory of a beloved Russian grandmother’s recipe, it becomes more than the sum of its parts.

We don’t all have Russian grandmothers to rely on; although in Alaska, Russian heritage runs deep. And with white fish being abundant here, I thought it would be nice to try Paley’s recipe highlighting our local halibut and cod.

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