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Ultimate Tilefish

2 skinless tilefish or other sturdy, thick white fish fillets (about 7 to 8 ounces each), skins removed
Kosher salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
2 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter
3 green garlic shoots or scallions, thinly sliced
1 ½ tablespoons finely chopped chives, mint
1 tablespoon minced lemon, thyme or regular leaves
2 teaspoons finely chopped tarragon, basil or marjoram
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Remove any remaining pin bones in the fish, pat dry, and season both sides with salt and pepper. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, melt butter. Once butter has begun to foam, lay fish in pan. Add green garlic or scallions and a pinch of salt. Without disturbing the fish, tilt the pan toward you; using a spoon, ladle green garlic butter over fish. Continue basting fish for 2 to 3 minutes. Using a spatula, gently flip fish. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and cook for 2 minutes. Uncover pan, add herbs and continue basting fish with butter until it is just cooked through, another minute or two longer. Transfer fish to a serving platter or individual plates, pour pan sauce over the top, and pour lemon juice over everything. Season with more salt and black pepper if needed. Serve immediately.

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