Preheat the broiler.
Season the fish to taste with salt and pepper.
In a saute pan over a high heat, add the oil, when the oil starts to smoke lightly, add the fish. Cook for 2 minutes (or until golden brown), turn fillets over and add the thyme sprigs and chives, continue to cook for 2 minutes (or until it reaches a medium temperature, depending on the thickness of the fillets.) Remove from the pan.
Spread 2 tablespoons of pistachio crust mix on top of each fillets.
Place under a broiler to lightly brown, remove from heat. In the center of 4 plates, place the fish fillets. Artfully drizzle the balsamic vinegar and pomegranate seeds around the fillets, sprinkle with chives. Serve immediately.
In a saucepan, reduce 1/2 cup cream to 1/4 cup. Remove from the heat and then add the cold butter mix with a mixer. In a mixing bowl add the pistachio nuts, basil leaves, chopped shallots and stir in the cream mixture. Stir until evenly mixed. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Let cool for 10 minutes. Reserve.
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Recipe courtesy of Eric and Amy Blauberg, 21 Club, New York, NY