McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc. has more than 50 affordable upscale casual dining restaurants that specialize in fish and other seafood dishes in 21 states and the District of Columbia. Half of these restaurants are located in buildings included in the National Register of Historic Places. Each restaurant's menu is printed daily and contains between 85 and 100 made-to-order dishes that incorporate local, regional, national, and international species of seafood and 30 to 40 varieties of fresh fish. The company operates primarily under the McCormick & Schmick brand. Its other names include M & S Grill, McCormick's Fish House & Bar, and Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto.
Herb Grilled Halibut
Herb Grilled Halibut with Champagne Vinaigrette
McCormick and Schmick's Recipe
4 filets Halibut
1 recipe Herb Olive Oil (see below)
1 recipe Champagne Sauce (see below)
Toss halibut filets in herb olive oil, then grill to desired doneness. Place halibut on serving plates and top with Champagne sauce.
Herb Olive Oil
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons chives, chopped
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil, thinly sliced (chiffonade)
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
pinch salt and pepper
Mix all ingredients well in a bowl. Set aside.
1/2 cup champagne
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon minced shallot
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
1 small diced Roma tomato
Combine all ingredients except oil and tomato in a food processor. While mixing, slowly add olive oil in a steady stream. Stir in roma tomatoes, and add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside at room temperature.
Notes: This dish is great served with light side dishes, such as a small Arugula salad and grilled fingerling potatoes.