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Sep 6, 2013 05:01 PM

What's the best halibut dish you have had?

My husband just got back from fishing in Alaska. Now we have a freezer full of halibut and salmon (King and silver). I've tried one dish with the halibut where white beans and tomatoes and pesto are mixed together put in packet with halibut on top and it was delicious. But I'm look for more recipes. Does anyone have a favorite?

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  1. I'm envious. It's a pricey fish, and my favorite. Recently I bought a small piece that I was going to prepare in my usual baked fish method: spread storebought seafood stuffing in a baking dish. Lay fish on it. Atop the fish, various julienned vegetables mixed with soy or teriyaki sauce (scallion, bell pepper, zucchini, carrot, etc). But instead I stretched the halibut into more portions by using it for a tomato-based fish chowder with small white beans. The flavor of the halibut came through loud and clear.

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    1. re: greygarious

      My stomach just growled reading that, g :) Both sound super.

    2. Poached with a drizzle of fresh sage beurre blanc.

      1. Check out my son's halibut at Le Bernardin in New York City. Oh, my! Poached, I think, with a sauce to die for.

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        1. re: Bada Bing

          Hey, isn't somebody supposed to say that my son looks handsome? Oh, wait, this isn't Facebook...

          1. re: Bada Bing

            I was too distracted by the fish!! Yes, he is adorable. (A bit young for me tho :))

        2. I have had great success using halibut for ceviche. My sister did a baked fish (other firm white fish) with a crust of breadcrumbs/crushed almonds/fresh basil that was great.
          Asian flavored- seared and serve in a shallow bowl with miso broth, sesame oil, scallions, baby bok choy

          Add to a thai coconut milk based curry over rice with cilantro and chopped peanuts

          Fish tacos baja style- grill or sear the fish, in dbl corn tortillas with shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, avocado and queso fresco- serve w grilled corn and lime wedges

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          1. re: Ttrockwood

            Would you use halibut that had been previously frozen?

            Granted OP has a LOT of halibut but I'd probably use something not so expensive for the rest of us.

            1. re: c oliver

              Previously frozen is fine, i defrost mine in a ziplock in a bowl in the sink under cool running water the way my ex (a chef) taught me.
              All the above also work with any other firm white fish, tho i prefer halibut for the ceviche.

          2. Halibut poached with lemon and served with an abgolomeno sauce is heavenly.