Halibut

Place for any food recipes that ya want to share

Moderator: Site Moderator

Halibut

Postby Bushman » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:41 am

Halibut and Littleneck Clams in Almond Tomato Sauce

1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for brushing the fish
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
Pinch hot pepper flakes
1 cup sliced Spanish onion
12 canned whole, peeled tomatoes, seeded and roughly chopped
1/2 cup capers
1/2 cup skinned, whole almonds, roughly chopped
1/2 cup sliced basil
1 teaspoon chopped thyme
1 teaspoon sugar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 (6-ounce) halibut fillets
12 littleneck clams (or more to your liking) I used butter clams.

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until lightly browned. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until soft, about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, capers, almonds, basil, thyme, sugar and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes. (The sauce can be prepared 1 day ahead.)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Put the almond-tomato sauce in the bottom of an ovenproof casserole dish. Lightly brush halibut with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the halibut on top of the sauce in the center of the casserole dish, and arrange the clams around the outer edge. Bake uncovered until the halibut is cooked through and the clams have opened, about 15 to 20 minutes.


Yield: 4 servings
User avatar
Bushman
Global moderator
 
Posts: 12960
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:29 am
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Halibut

Postby still_stirrin » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:20 am

Yummmm. I’m coming to your house for supper! :clap:
Attention new distillers: Cranky's spoon feed info
What is a Proof & Traille hydrometer: Alcohol-meter
Enzyme info: SebStar
HD Google search info: HD Google-how to
All about mashing grains: Braukaiser
User avatar
still_stirrin
Master Distiller
 
Posts: 6026
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:01 am
Location: where the buffalo roam, and the deer & antelope play

Re: Halibut

Postby okie » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:08 am

What's up with Halibut? I went to four different stores to buy some and three had none. The one that did have some had frozen small pieces in a bag that weighed 10 oz for 21.95
Never try to argue or reason with idiots and morons, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
User avatar
okie
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 257
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:33 am
Location: Lost in America

Re: Halibut

Postby Bushman » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:15 am

okie wrote:What's up with Halibut? I went to four different stores to buy some and three had none. The one that did have some had frozen small pieces in a bag that weighed 10 oz for 21.95

Halibut in our stores run close to $25 a lb. which means I caught just over $1000 worth fillet.
User avatar
Bushman
Global moderator
 
Posts: 12960
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:29 am
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Halibut

Postby nerdybrewer » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:46 am

Bushman wrote:
okie wrote:What's up with Halibut? I went to four different stores to buy some and three had none. The one that did have some had frozen small pieces in a bag that weighed 10 oz for 21.95

Halibut in our stores run close to $25 a lb. which means I caught just over $1000 worth fillet.


When you can bring home 100# of Halibut Fillets a trip to Alaska becomes more reasonable.
Not to mention of course the trip itself is worth the price of admission.
User avatar
nerdybrewer
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 1187
Joined: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:00 pm
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Halibut

Postby Rastus » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:07 am

Halibut YUMMMMMMMM

i like it better than salmon. I get it from friends in Bering Sea villages. cant be beat.

:D
She was just a moonshiner,
But he loved her Still
User avatar
Rastus
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 691
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:27 pm

Re: Halibut

Postby Bushman » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:48 pm

Rastus wrote:Halibut YUMMMMMMMM

i like it better than salmon. I get it from friends in Bering Sea villages. cant be beat.

:D

The advantage of halibut over salmon is the many different ways you can prepare it.
User avatar
Bushman
Global moderator
 
Posts: 12960
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:29 am
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Halibut

Postby nerdybrewer » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:22 pm

Bushman wrote:
Rastus wrote:Halibut YUMMMMMMMM

i like it better than salmon. I get it from friends in Bering Sea villages. cant be beat.

:D

The advantage of halibut over salmon is the many different ways you can prepare it.


I have smoked it a couple ways, prefer Salmon for smoking.
Otherwise absolutely!

My kids favorite is:

Box of Cheese Nips (or Cheezits)
Eggs
Halibut cut into about 3/4" thick strips

Pulverize the cheese crackers
Beat the eggs
Dry the fish with paper towels then dip in eggs and then bread with the cheese crackers
Drop in hot oil (I prefer Peanut oil for this) and cook until it starts to brown, pull out and let excess oil drip off on something like a cookie sheet with the wire rack
Serve with tartar sauce or whatever they like (kids like ketchup)

This stuff is amazingly good, the crackers are salty so we usually don't add any salt.

For a real treat get some Halibut cheeks!
User avatar
nerdybrewer
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 1187
Joined: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:00 pm
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Halibut

Postby Twisted Brick » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:09 pm

Bushman wrote:The advantage of halibut over salmon is the many different ways you can prepare it.


+1

A thick, meaty grilled halibut steak is hard to beat...
“Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite, and furthermore, always carry a small snake.”

- W.C. Fields
User avatar
Twisted Brick
Swill Maker
 
Posts: 422
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:54 pm
Location: Craigh Na Dun

Re: Halibut

Postby Rastus » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:35 pm

Bushman wrote:
Rastus wrote:Halibut YUMMMMMMMM

i like it better than salmon. I get it from friends in Bering Sea villages. cant be beat.

:D

The advantage of halibut over salmon is the many different ways you can prepare it.


You got that rightI like kippered salmon, and around here they dry it with a little smoke, but its more like Jerky. thats ok.

But halibut has many ways to do it, soups are always good in the winter, my wifey puts her filipino twist on it and its always good whether sweet and sour or battered and Dipped in katsup... :D
She was just a moonshiner,
But he loved her Still
User avatar
Rastus
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 691
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:27 pm

Re: Halibut

Postby Bushman » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:10 am

Rastus, I commercial fished in the Bering Sea for 8 years back in the 70's. If you go into a restaurant that serves fish and chips and they give you a choice of cod or halibut I guarantee you will pay a lot more for the halibut.
User avatar
Bushman
Global moderator
 
Posts: 12960
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:29 am
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Halibut

Postby Oldvine Zin » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:33 pm

Bushman wrote:Halibut and Littleneck Clams in Almond Tomato Sauce

1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for brushing the fish
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
Pinch hot pepper flakes
1 cup sliced Spanish onion
12 canned whole, peeled tomatoes, seeded and roughly chopped
1/2 cup capers
1/2 cup skinned, whole almonds, roughly chopped
1/2 cup sliced basil
1 teaspoon chopped thyme
1 teaspoon sugar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 (6-ounce) halibut fillets
12 littleneck clams (or more to your liking) I used butter clams.

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until lightly browned. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until soft, about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, capers, almonds, basil, thyme, sugar and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes. (The sauce can be prepared 1 day ahead.)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Put the almond-tomato sauce in the bottom of an ovenproof casserole dish. Lightly brush halibut with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the halibut on top of the sauce in the center of the casserole dish, and arrange the clams around the outer edge. Bake uncovered until the halibut is cooked through and the clams have opened, about 15 to 20 minutes.


Yield: 4 servings


I have done a similar prep for halibut but instead of putting it in the oven I put the pan on the webber with apple wood as the fuel - adds a nice smoky flavor to it

OVZ
User avatar
Oldvine Zin
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 1288
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:16 pm
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Halibut

Postby Bushman » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:57 am

That sounds good OVZ. I might try some smoking in the BBQ with my A-maze-N. Haven't done a lot of smoke flavor with my halibut but got lot of halibut to experiment with.
User avatar
Bushman
Global moderator
 
Posts: 12960
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:29 am
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Halibut

Postby nerdybrewer » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:11 am

+2 for Halibut in a pan (I use cast iron) with some oil, a little butter, sea salt & fresh black pepper out on the grill with wood smoke.
Not enough to really get it smoky, just enough for the flavor of the wood smoke to be there but not over power the fish.
When it's Salmon I like it on a plank, alder is really nice and I make the coals hot enough to burn the edges of the wood giving the fish more smoke.
This is making me hungry for fish, guess I need to go out and see what's left in the freezer this morning!
User avatar
nerdybrewer
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 1187
Joined: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:00 pm
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Halibut

Postby Manc » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:11 am

That halibut sounds good enough for Jehovah
[FACE WITH TEARS OF JOY][FACE WITH TEARS OF JOY]
Manc
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 139
Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:33 pm

Re: Halibut

Postby nerdybrewer » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:01 pm

Bought "Zatarain's Fish Fri" and made Halibut & chips.
Wow so very good!
Normally I get a box of Cheezeits and crush them and dip in egg mixed with milk and dredge in the cheeze crackers and deep fry.
The Zatarain's was really good! Not really surprised since I've used several other of their products and have been very happy.
Definitely something I'll do again!
I'm really blessed to be able to take 4 or 5 pounds of really good halibut and fry it up like this, I don't take this for granted.
User avatar
nerdybrewer
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 1187
Joined: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:00 pm
Location: Pacific Northwest


Return to Favorite Food Recipes



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest