As much as I love to entertain, I sometimes find the initial moments after inviting our guests overwhelming.  Too many ideas swirling around, it is so hard to narrow them down to the few that will make up a meal.  Last week I shared a recipe for fresh tomatillo salsa, and mentioned the Rick Bayless inspired meal we served.  Many of you asked what else I served that evening.  Here it is!

Since blood oranges are only in season for a brief time, I wanted to make good use of them.  We enjoyed a pitcher of blood orange margaritas throughout the evening, and this was our main course – a pan seared white fish seasoned with a cilantro jalapeño compound butter and finished off with blood orange salsa. We have tried it with both sea bass and halibut and both were excellent.  Over a bed of cilantro lime rice, this meal instantly became a new favorite of ours – so much so that we have had it twice in two weeks. If you are a fellow blood orange junkie and looking for more ways to use them, this may become a new favorite of yours too.