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rsande2
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Had Halibut for the first time last night..........


This was so good I had to share it. Very clean good tasting fish and the recipe turned out to be very good as well. If you have any or ever buy any this is what I used.


Ingredients:

1/3 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
1/3 cup heavy cream
10 tablespoons unsalted butter - chilled,
cut into tablespoon-size pieces
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
6 (6 ounce) fillets halibut
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
2/3 cup minced blanched almonds
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten

Directions:

1.
Make beurre blanc: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine wine, vinegar, shallots, thyme and bay leaf. Boil until liquid has evaporated. Stir in cream, and boil until liquid is reduced by half; decrease heat to low. Whisk in butter, 1 piece at a time, adding each new piece before previous one has melted completely. Do not allow sauce to simmer, or it may separate.

2.
Strain sauce through a fine sieve into a heatproof bowl. Stir in chives, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Keep warm by setting bowl in a larger container of hot water.

3.
Preheat oven on broiler setting. Pat fillets dry, and season with salt and pepper.

4.
Heat oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute halibut fillets for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned, and just cooked through. Transfer to a baking sheet, and cool 5 minutes. In a small bowl, stir together bread crumbs, almonds and 1 tablespoon melted butter. Brush tops of fillets with egg, and spread with almond mixture.

5.Broil fillets 1 to 2 minutes, or until browned. Place fillets on individual plates, and spoon beurre blanc around it.


Good stuff!!!







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busbeepbeep
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"That piece of halibut was good enough for Jehovah."





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SammyTiger
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Why did you make that?

....... for the Halibut






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Janky
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Halibut is so good that the first time I had it was on an airplane and it was awesome.





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MeridianDog
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Also really good in seafood chowder





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busbeepbeep
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quote:

Why did you make that?



It's the first thing I think about when I heard the word Halibut.

I've actually never had it.






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Bama54
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Catch my halibut every year in Alaska. That and wild Alaska Salmon has spoiled other fish for me.
Pretty hard to mess up halibut unless you over cook it..
My favorite way to fix hallibut is to cut it while still partially frozen into 1 to 2 inch squares. Dip in egg then shake in a paper bag full of Zatarans Crispy Southern fish fry. Drop in hot Canola oil. Do not overcook. Will not absorb the oil. Is even good cold out of the refrigerator.






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rsande2
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It's the first thing I think about when I heard the word Halibut.


I had never had it before either, it is really good though. We usually eat tilapia or catfish but we caught some halibut and brought it back from alaska. It is worth trying, very expensive if you buy it though which is probably why most haven't eaten it before.






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ragincajun03
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Excuse my ignorance (seriously), but I've seen Halibut, and they pretty much look like a big arse Flounder to me. I assume the meat might taste the same, but would be a bit firmer, being a bigger fish?





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RogerTheShrubber
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quote:

Excuse my ignorance (seriously), but I've seen Halibut, and they pretty much look like a big arse Flounder to me. I assume the meat might taste the same, but would be a bit firmer, being a bigger fish?



My favorite fish, by far. Nothing else comes close.

You can get pretty creative with halibut as well.



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Bama54
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quote:

Excuse my ignorance (seriously), but I've seen Halibut, and they pretty much look like a big arse Flounder to me. I assume the meat might taste the same, but would be a bit firmer, being a bigger fish?



Deep cold water fish. Can weigh hundreds of pounds. Best eating size is 18-50 lbs.
Very firm very white fish. Better than flounder. You can grill it with nothing but a bit of lemon and it is totally awesome. No fishy taste. Like I said above if you fry it right it is even good cold out of the refrigerator.






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