carrots (about 8), coarsely chopped
kosher salt and black pepper
tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
6-ounce pieces skinless pollock, scrod, or cod fillet
avocado, cut into pieces
pitted kalamata olives, slivered
fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
chopped fresh cilantro
- Place the carrots in a medium saucepan and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and add ½ teaspoon salt. Reduce heat and simmer until very tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water and drain the carrots.
- In a food processor, puree the carrots with ¼ cup of the reserved cooking water, 1 tablespoon of the oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper (add more of the reserved water, if necessary, to achieve the desired consistency).
- Meanwhile, heat the remaining teaspoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pollock with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook until opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
- In a small bowl, toss the avocado and olives with the lime juice and cilantro. Serve the pollock with the carrot puree, avocado relish, and lime wedges.