Halibut ideas

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  1. koukouvagia

    koukouvagia

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    I got a nice piece if halibut. Usually i pan sear it simply seasoned in butter and olive oil.I want to do something special or different. Can I grill it! Roast it? Any ideas welcome.
     
  2. chefbuba

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    I got some local halibut last week that was 12 hrs out of the water, very good stuff. Here's what I do with it.

    Olive oil, garlic, whole grain mustard, fresh basil, kosher salt, fresh black pepper.

    Very hot, very clean grill. Halibut can be difficult to grill, but with some skill and a bit of luck you can do it with out it falling apart.
     
  3. durangojo

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    KK,
    One of my favorite ways is to grill fresh halibut brushing with a mango-ginger habanero glaze and topping it with a fresh peach blueberry relish. Both blueberries and peaches are in season now and are good.....caveat....try not to use cling peaches as they are a major pita to de pit. I think there is still a pix of the dish in my default album.....i am not the best of photographer's for sure, but hope this helps anyway.

    joey
    be sure to lightly oil the halibut before putting it on the grill...
     
  4. chrisbelgium

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    Why not cook it "en papillotte" aka wrapped in alu foil. Grease a large sheet of alu foil, put the fish in, add whatever veggies that you like; a few thin slices of carrot, onion, garlic, certainly some spring onions, a few bits of tomato concassée, fennel shavings(!)...  plenty s&p, very small dash of ouzo (1/2 tsp) or more simply: a good tbsp of white wine or Nouilly Prat. Close alu, cook in the oven at 180°C/350°F.

    To make it more luxury, you could add some mussels too!!
     
  5. cheflayne

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    olive oil poached
     
  6. pollopicu

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    I've been craving a tenderly poached halibut in a mild yet flavorful broth.
     
  7. durangojo

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    Yeah, PP like a saffron broth.....man I love that stuff...or pho broth
    a few others that pop in my head are a light brothy yellow curry or fresh green curry sauce...nothing to overwhelm the halibut though...I just really love those flavors with fresh fish.....big fresh blueberries with fresh fish is phenomenal...truly...I wouldn't lie!

    joey
     
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  8. berndy

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    I like to poach my halibut in clam juice with a little bit of garlic added( A very little bit ! )
     
  9. pollopicu

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    Oh yes. Now I'm really craving...
     
  10. praties

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    I do something similar to this, only I put some fresh lemon juice on the foil, lay down a nice big sprig of fresh dill, lay the halibut on that, top it with more lemon juice, s&p, a biggish pat of butter and another sprig of dill.  Seal it up and bake it.  Buttery, lemony, dilly goodness. :)
     
  11. chrisbelgium

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    Praties, you just reminded me I forgot to mention to add some thin lemon slices on top of the fish in the papillottes. Thanks. Your dill combo sounds great!
     
  12. durangojo

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    Cheflayne,
    Can you expound on that method please? What type of olive oil? Do you infuse the oil? Can you? I imagine the possibilities are limitless then.....I have a picture in my mind's eye that needs some direction......thanks
    joey
     
  13. cheflayne

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    I generally use extra virgin olive oil and yeah infused is great too, for example a lemon arugula infused and serve with heirloom tomatoes sprinkled with sumac. Gotta love summer. I basically do it like a confit, in the oven at 250 for an hour or so depending on size.
     
  14. koukouvagia

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    Ok so we grilled it. Hubby is always looking for any excuse to grill. I marinaded it in olive oil, garlic, oregano and a touch if Dijon. Then we grilled it. It was slightly overlooked but delicious. I served it with lemon, steamed veggie rice and a purslane salad.
     
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    This may be way OT, but trying to get the proper idea of which are Halibut species all over the world, i found this web site:

    FISHBASE

    Pretty awesome.
     
  16. cheflayne

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    Cool website ordo, thanks.

    Layne
     
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