The trick with fish is to not overcook it. It is done as soon as it can be flaked with a fork. Get it off the heat as soon as it turns white. This particular marinade is great on lots of different fish, but halibut will always be my favorite. It is mild in flavor and brings out the delicate flavors of the fish. Serve it with a spritz of additional lemon juice for that extra hit of acidity.
PRO TIP: When purchasing fish, including halibut, always ask to smell it first. It shouldn’t smell fishy or ocean-like at all. That’s how you know you’ve got a good piece. Fish that is frozen should be eaten as soon as it is thawed.
Is halibut a good fish to eat?
When it comes to healthy eating, halibut is a great addition to a healthy diet and is full of omega 3 fatty acids. For those who are concerned about sustainability, Atlantic Wild Caught Halibut is on the do not eat list as the stock is depleted, while Pacific Halibut is okay.
What fish is most similar to halibut?
Halibut is an oily white fish. Similar white fishes that can be substituted for halibut include fluke, flounder, and turbot. For halibut steaks, cod or striped bass are also acceptable substitutes.
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How to Make Grilled Halibut Recipe
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound fresh halibut filet
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the butter, honey, lemon juice, soy sauce, pepper, and garlic.
- Portion your halibut by cutting it with a sharp knife into 3 or 4 pieces. A serving size of fish is 3 to 6 oz so portion it depending on the particular size of your filet. Brush both sides of each with the liquid mixture.
- Heat pan until it is sizzling hot (a drop of water sizzles and immediately evaporates when it hits the pan. Sear the halibut for 90 seconds on each side. Reduce the heat to medium and cook each side for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the fish can be easily flaked with a fork.
This recipe first appeared on The Stay At Home Chef on January 22, 2013
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