Back in June my family and I embarked on a 2 week vacation to Alaska. It was truly amazing; definitely one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Now, lucky for us, not only did we bring back some unforgettable memories and great photos, but we also brought back some of the best fish I have ever eaten (about 50 lbs of it actually)! If you have never tried Halibut, then I 100% recommend it. After eating its flaky, non fishy deliciousness, there is no doubt in my mind why many claim Halibut to be the best eatin' fish around.
The great part about this fish (other than how good it tastes) is that we got to catch it ourselves, and not on some expensive charter boat either.
A friend of my husbands, who happens to live there, invited us out on his fishing boat, drove us out about 40 miles into the middle of Prince William Sound and gave us some wonderful one on one halibut fishing guidance.
Those suckers were heavy!!
Miss J loved that the fish were as big as she was!
Now of course, due to the large amount of halibut we brought home, I have been on the lookout for as many different recipes ( or inspirations for ones) as I can find. I have tried about four different recipes now, but this one takes the cake! I found the inspiration for my recipe on Allrecipes.com
titled 'Heavenly Halibut'. It is very quick (about 25 minutes from start to on the table quick) and easy, with delicious results!
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I started by preheating my oven to 375 degrees.
While my oven was getting warmed up I stirred together in a bowl; my grated parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, dill weed, garlic, & hot sauce.
Once the oven was ready, I placed my halibut filets in a baking dish and spread my sauce all over it.
Next I tossed it in the oven and let it bake for 15 min.
I followed this up with a few minutes under the broiler until the sauce was bubbly and lightly browned. Yummy!
( The real recipe called for green onion and for the fish to be broiled and not baked, but I chose to change things up a bit.)
This halibut recipe is a HUGE hit with my family (even my incredibly picky children) and when paired with some garlic mashed potatoes and steamed veggies, it really makes the perfect meal!
You can find the original recipe here or you can make, in my opinion, the better version. ;)
Parm & Mayo Halibut Filets
~1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
~1/4 c. butter, softened
~3 tbs. mayonnaise
~2 tbs. lemon juice
~1/4 tsp. salt
~4-5 dashes hot sauce
~1/2 tsp. dried dill weed
~1/2 tsp. garlic powder
~2 lbs. halibut filets with skin on ( I find if you leave the skin on, only the skin sticks to the pan and the meat pulls away from the skin effortlessly)
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. In bowl mix together, Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, hot sauce, dill weed, and garlic powder.
3. Place halibut filets in a baking dish and spread sauce over entire filet.
4. Bake for 15 min or until fish is easily flaked.
5. Broil on low for 3-5 min until topping is bubbly and lightly browned.
What is your favourite fish? I would love to hear about any of your best fish recipes and love to hear if you try this one out. And don't worry, you don't actually have to go to Alaska to get some good Halibut filets, but if you ever get the opportunity, I highly recommend it!!
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