Halibut Fish Recipe

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halibut in foil parcels

Halibut Fish Recipe:

This is a special halibut fish recipe.

I love halibut - it's one of my favorite fish. So meaty and tasty - some people say it has the best texture of all fish.

This method of cooking will keep it moist and succulent.

It's one of the more expensive fish, so you'll want to make sure it's cooked perfectly - think 'fillet' steak as opposed to 'stewing' steak when it comes to price - also, you won't need a massive portion as its flesh is dense. 

Serve with some buttered potatoes, plainly boiled vegetables and perhaps some garlic mayonnaise. You've already got some braised leek and carrot in the parcel, so a green veg, such as beans, peas or broccoli would go well to add some colour.

Halibut in Foil Parcels

4 halibut steaks
olive oil
2 leeks - finely chopped
2 carrots - finely shredded
juice and rind of 1 lime
4 tablespoons wine or grape juice
freshly ground black pepper
chopped fresh parsley

Heat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 400F or 200C

Take four pieces of aluminium foil and brush with olive oil.

Divide the vegetable mixture into four as you're doing individual parcels.

Take the leek and carrot and put on the bottom of the foil.

Season and then put a halibut steak on top.

Then sprinkle with wine, lime juice, rind, pepper and parsley.

Seal the parcels and bake for about 25 minutes.

This halibut recipe would adapt for any firm white fish - basa, tilapia, mahi mahi - or something a little more common like cod or haddock - your choice - but enjoy.

Cook's Notes

When it comes to sides to go with halibut, remember that it's an expensive piece of fish and don't go mad, overwhelming it with other tastes, you want to make the most of its meaty texture and flavour.

Keep it mild and clean tastes - think leek as opposed to onion for example, green beans, tender broccoli, baby carrots. 

Potatoes also - if you're serving the halibut with a sauce, then plain new potatoes or crispy saute potatoes would be perfect. 

If you've cooked the halibut without a sauce, then try some lyonnaise potatoes or cauliflower cheese to give you some sauce. 

Herb butter is just as good though melted over the cooked halibut. 

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Halibut in Foil Parcels


Halibut Fish Recipe

This Halibut in Foil Parcels recipe is so meaty and tasty.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2

Main Ingredient: halibut steaks