In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and sweat the onion and garlic. Add the wine, raise the heat to high, and reduce the liquid completely. Reduce the heat to medium, add the stock and half of the roasted peppers, poblano, garlic, shallots and pearl onions, reserve the remaining vegetables, simmer for 30 minutes. Pure the mixture in a blender or processor, or in the pan with a hand-held blender. Season to taste with salt and pepper and honey. Place a fillet in a bowl and ladle the broth around it. Garnish with the remaining roasted vegetables and sage pesto.
Pan-Fried Halibut Fillets:
In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil until it begins to smoke and then add the butter. Season the fillets with salt and pepper to taste on both sides and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
In a food processor, combine the sage, parsley, garlic, pine nuts and cheese and process for 20 seconds, slowly adding the olive oil while the machine is running. Transfer to a mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
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