Hints on Cooking Halibut?
This is so funny. I just left work (disclosure: I work at The Fresh Market) an hour ago and we were having a cooking demo of halibut and it was done almost exactly as Bostonbob describes! The sauce was also had a dry white wine and a chopped fresh tomato in it. I got to taste it and it was v.v. good!
Here's a foolproof way to cook halibut with a very crispy skin but still moist inside:
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Season the halibut on both sides with salt and white pepper. Heat olive oil in an ovenproof sauté pan and sear the halibut on one side until lightly brown. Flip the fish over and sear the other side. Flip over again and place the pan in the oven to cook for 6 to 8 minutes.
Then you can drizzle it with your lemon butter caper sauce. (Which is a classic halibut accompanyment.)