1/2 teaspoonchopped fresh thyme leaves, plus leaves for garnish
1/4 teaspoonkosher salt
Pinch of cayenne
1. Preheat oven to 425°. Make crust: Whirl ingredients in a food processor until nuts are finely chopped.
2. Make fish: Brush halibut with butter, pat nut mixture all over fish, and set on a greased baking sheet. Cook just until fish is opaque in center, 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Make salsa: Heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium-low heat, add shallots and apple, and cook until slightly softened, about 2 minutes; remove from heat. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and remaining ingredients; stir into apple mixture. Serve halibut with apple salsa and sprinkle with a little more thyme.