Halibut for Dinner!

We share a lot of secrets about fishing while we are up at the lodge. The best way to rig for salmon, what to look for when fishing for halibut and even what Bruce puts in the balsamic salad dressing and it is no secret that I love to eat fish! Today I want to share one secret to cooking good halibut.


The secret to cooking good halibut starts with the size of the fillet, more specifically the thickness. The thicker the fillet the harder it is to cook the inside and have the outside not become dry. Nothing is worse than having the outside burned to a crisp and the inside could still be swimming in the ocean. What is the solution?? If you have a 3 inch thick halibut fillet from your 100# halibut, you are now running the risk of dry & raw fish, take that fillet and split it in 1/2 right down the middle. This will give you 2 pieces that are now 1.5 inches and will cook more evenly throughout, equalling, the best possible piece of halibut. After you’ve made your halibut fillet thinner you can experiment with any halibut recipe you want or stick to your favorite for an even better dinner.

Here is one of my recent favorite halibut recipes….


Cheesy Halibut

Original recipe yeilds 8 servings

Ingredients

⁃ 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

⁃ 1/4 cup butter, softened

⁃ 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

⁃ 2 tablespoons lemon juice

⁃ 3 tablespoons chopped green onions

⁃ 1/4 teaspoon salt

⁃ 1 dash hot pepper sauce (or to taste)

⁃ 2 pounds skinless halibut fillets

Directions (I have done this 2 different ways, read both and see which suits your style best, both ways are delicious.)


Option 1

⁃ Preheat the oven brolier. Grease baking dish.

⁃ In a bowl, mix the parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, lemon juice, green onions, salt, and hot pepper sauce.

⁃ Arrange the halibut fillets in the prepared baking dish.

⁃ Broil halibut fillets 8 minutes in the prepared oven, or until easily flaked with a fork. Spread with the Parmesan cheese mixture, and continue broiling 2 minutes, or until topping is bubbling and lightly browned

Option 2 -- This is my prefered method

⁃ Preheat oven to 375 degrees

⁃ In a bowl, mix the parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, lemon juice, green onions, salt, and hot pepper sauce.

⁃ Arrange the halibut fillets in the prepared baking dish.

⁃ Spread with the Parmesan cheese mixture and cook halibut fillets 10 - 15 minutes in the prepared oven, or until easily flaked with a fork.


P.S. I also added some cajun seasoning to some of the halibut on top and it was also so good! This recipe can defiently be experimented with seasonings.


Claire





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