Halibut Recipes!

Here's what to do with that incredible Halibut you caught!

Cooking Sauce for Halibut

	1 cup soy sauce			1/4 cup sugar

	1 bulb garlic--chopped		1 stick butter

	1 large onion--chopped

Place garlic and onion in butter and saute. Add soy sauce and sugar. Pour sauce over halibut fillets and bake or barbecue until done.

Steamed Halibut with Tomatillo, Orange and Cilantro Sauce

	8 Tomatillos, papery husks removed

	1/4 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper

	1 small jalapeno pepper, minced

	1/4 cup cilantro leaves

	1/4 cup orange juice

	2 Tblsp rice wine vinegar

	4  5-ounce halibut steaks

In small saucepan, place first six ingredients. Bring to a simmer, and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Allow mixture to cool slightly.

In food processor bowl, pulse mixture three times, just enough to break up the tomatillos. Be careful not to puree the mixture.

Season halibut with salt and pepper. Place steaks in a steamer over simmering water and cover. Steam for 8 to 10 minutes, until fish is cooked through. Place steaks on plate and cascade sauce over top of steamed fish. Makes four servings.

Sauteed Halibut Fillet with Coconut-Curry Sauce and Papaya Salsa

	4  4-ounce skinless halibut fillets

    Papaya Salsa:

	1 ripe papaya, peeled and diced

	2 Tblsp chopped cilantro leaves (save stems for curry sauce)

	1 tsp minced jalapeno pepper

	4 kumquats, chopped coarsely

	2 Tblsp fresh orange juice

	1 Tblsp fresh lime juice

	2 Tblsp finely chopped red bell pepper

	1/2 tsp chopped ginger

    Curry Sauce:

	1 Tblsp sesame oil

	1 tsp each of minced shallot, garlic and ginger

	10  1-inch pieces of cilantro stem

	1 Tblsp curry powder or paste

	3 Tblsp rice wine vinegar

	1 cup canned, unsweetened coconut milk

	1 Tblsp lime juice

To make salsa, combine all ingredients in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate while making the sauce and cooking the halibut.

For curry sauce, cook shallot, ginger and garlic in sesame oil over medium heat until it begins to sizzle. Add cilantro stems and curry powder, stirring well. Stir in vinegar and coconut milk. Allow sauce to simmer until reduced slightly in volume and thickened. Remove sauce from heat and strain through a fine strainer, discarding solids. Return sauce to pan, season with salt and pepper and add lime juice. Keep warm while cooking the fish.

To cook halibut, season with salt and pepper. Saute fish in 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, turning once, until cooked through.

To serve, place 1 tablespoon curry sauce on plate, place halibut on sauce and cascade salsa over top. Serves four

Halibut Onion Crunch

	4 Halibut fillets or steaks		1/4 tsp marjoram

	3 Tblsp cooking oil			1/4 tsp garlic salt

	1 1/2 tsp lemon juice			1/2 tsp salt

	1/8 tsp pepper				1/8 tsp dry mustard	

	3 Tblsp grated parmesan cheese

	1/3 cup canned, frenchfried onions, crumbled

Combine oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, mustard, marjoram and garlic salt. Pour over halibut. Marinate 20 minutes, turning once. Transfer fish to buttered baking dish. Sprinkle with onions and cheese. Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes or until fish flakes with fork.

Serves four.

Garlic Grilled Halibut

	2 large halibut steaks, 1-inch thick	3/4 tsp salt

	2 cloves garlic, finely chopped		1 tsp pepper

	2 Tblsp olive oil			1 Tblsp lemon juice

	1 tsp dried basil			1 tsp chopped parsely

Combine garlic, oil, basil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and parsely. Add fish and marinate for at least 2 hours. Remove from marinade and reserve liquid. Lightly oil broiler pan or grill. Broil for about 5 minutes on each side. Brush with remaining marinade and heat another minute.

Serves 2

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