Halibut is the largest of the flatfish that likes to lay along the bottom of the ocean. A large flat fish that is a really neat looking fish. When they are born, their eyes are on their body in a normal position one eye on each side. As they grow, they flatten up more and both eyes move to the top. It’s crazy looking, but also amazing and unique. The meat is firm, like cutting into a nice cut of steak. It's a firm, and meaty fish that is exceptionally lean. It has a nice and mild flavor that never tastes fishy, which is why it is so popular. The meat is bright white, and is usually sold in thick fillets and steaks. These Halibut recipes below are our favorites that we regulary make in the Mendenhall Outdoors Family Household.
Blackened Halibut Fillets Recipe
2 to 4 Halibut Fillets Seasoning Mix1 Tbsp Lemon Pepper 3 Tbsp Garlic Salt 1 Tbsp Onion Powder 1 Tbsp Oregano 1 Tbsp Thyme 1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper 2 1/2 Tsp Paprika Additional Ingredients2 Tbsp butterCooking Instructions In a large shallow dish, combine the seasoning mix ingredients. Rinse the halibut fillets in cold water. Add each fillet to the seasoning dish and turn to fully coat the fillets. In a large skillet, cook fillets in butter over medium heat until fish flakes easily with a fork. Typically 3 to 4 minutes on each side should do the trick.
Halibut Steaks Recipes
Halibut are the largest fish found in the Gulf of Maine (the gulf of water that runs from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia), as they can grow up to 15 feet long, weigh over 100 pounds, and live to be 50 years old. Halibut grow slowly, and that translates into high quality, dense, meaty filets that have a slightly sweet, saline flavor. They are sold in 1 pound skinless fillets that are individually vacuum packed and super frozen to ensure freshness. Wild caught in USA, New England, and Canada. Buy some halibut steeaks at this link.
Pan Seared Halibut Fillets Recipe
2 to 4 Halibut Fillets Seasoning Mix2 Tbsp Melted Butter 2 Tbsp Honey 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice 2 Tsp Soy Sauce 1/2 Tsp Pepper 1 Tsp Minced Garlic Cooking InstructionsIn a small mixing bowl, combine the seasoning mix ingredients and stir together until well mixed. Rinse and then cut your halibut fillets into good portion sizes. Brush both sides of each portion with the liquid seasoning mixture. Heat pan on high until it is sizzling hot Sear the halibut for 90 seconds on each side. Reduce the heat to medium and cook each side for an additional 3 minutes. The halibut is done, when it can be easily flaked with a fork.
Pan Seared Halibut with Lemon Caper Sauce Recipe
2 to 4 Halibut Fillets Seasoning Mix4 Tbsp Stick Butter, Divided Into Chunks 1 Tbsp Olive Oil ½ Tsp Salt ¼ Tsp Black Pepper 4 Slices of Lemon 2 Tsp Minced Garlic ¼ Cup White Wine 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice 2 Tbsp Capers Drained 1 Tbsp Chopped Parsley Cooking InstructionsRinse the halibut fillets in cold water, and cut into portion sizes. Sprinkle a small amount of salt on the top of the halibut fillets. Place two tablespoons of butter and the olive oil in a large skillet or and heat over medium heat. Once the butter melts, swish it around the pan and add the fillets. Sprinkle the remaining salt and the pepper on the fillets. Cook for three to five minutes then gently flip the fillets over. Add the lemon slices to the pan as the fish cooks and cook the fish for an additional three to five minutes. The halibut is done, when it can be easily flaked with a fork. Remove the fish fillets to a platter along with the cooked lemon slices. Pour out all but two tablespoons of the juices in the pan. Leave the heat on medium and add the garlic and cook one minute. Add the wine and cook to evaporate. Add the lemon juice, capers and parsley. Cook for one minute then remove from heat and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and stir to make the lemon caper sauce. Put the fish back into the pan along with any liquid from the platter. Bring heat back to medium and use a spoon to spoon the sauce over the top of the fish and cook for 30 seconds then remove to a platter and serve. Serve each portion with a cooked lemon slice and spoon some of the pan sauce over each portion.
BBQ Halibut Steaks Recipe
2 to 4 Halibut Steaks Seasoning Mix 4 Tbsp Salted Butter 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar 2 Tsp Minced Garlic 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice 2 Tsp Soy Sauce ½ Tsp Black Pepper Cooking InstructionsRinse the halibut steaks in cold water. Preheat grill for medium high heat. Place butter, brown sugar, garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, and pepper in a small saucepan. Warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved Lightly oil bbq grill grate to prevent sticking. Brush halibut steaks with brown sugar sauce, and place on grill. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side, basting with sauce as needed. The halibut is done, when it can be easily flaked with a fork.
Baked Halibut Parmesan Recipe
2 to 4 Halibut Fillets or Steaks Seasoning Mix1/2 Cup of Flour 1 Large Egg 1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 3 Tbsp Butter or Vegetable Oil
Baked Halibut Parmesan Cooking Instructions
Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Rinse then pat the halibut dry with a paper towel. Spread the flour in a shallow dish. Beat the egg with 2 tablespoons water in another bowl. Put the Parmesan cheese in a third bowl. Heat a medium oven safe skillet over medium high heat. Add the butter or oil and heat until hot but not smoking. Coat the halibut with flour, shaking off the excess. Coat the halibut with the egg mixture, shaking off the excess. Coat the halibut with the Parmesan cheese. Place fish in the pan, cook until golden brown 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook until slightly crispy, 4 to 5 minutes.
Light and Crispy Fried Halibut Recipe
2 to 4 Halibut Fillets Seasoning Mix 1 gallon oil for frying 2 Large Eggs ¼ Cup of Milk 1 Tbsp Flour 8 Ounces of Packaged Panko Bread Crumbs ½ Cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
Fried Halibut Cooking Instructions
Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk eggs, milk, and flour together in a shallow bowl. Stir the Panko bread crumbs and seasoned bread crumbs together in another bowl. Rinse and slice the halibut into portion sizes. Dip the halibut portions into the egg mixture, and then press gently into the bread crumbs mixture to coat the fillets generously. Put the breaded halibut in a single layer on a plate while breading the rest. Cook the halibut in preheated oil until golden brown and crisp on the outside, about 4 to 6 minutes.
Spicy Glazed Halibut Recipe
This glazed recipe gives it just the right amount of flavor mixture of sweet, sour, and spicy. A quick and easy recipe that is unique and perfect. Ingredients:2 Pounds of Halibut or similar fish cut into serving size pieces 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce ½ Cup Rice Vinegar 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar ¼ Cup Sesame Oil 2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic ¼ Teaspoon Minced Ginger ¼ Cup Butter 1 Tablespoon Coarse Ground Black Pepper 1 Tablespoon Ground Red Pepper Juice and Zest of 1 Lemon Lemon Slices for Garnish In a medium sized bowl, mix together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, sesame oil, minced garlic, butter, black pepper, red pepper, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Spread mixture all over the halibut and place in a covered container and regrigerate for one to two hours until ready to cook. Set pellet grill to 450 degrees. Grill until the fish gets flaky tender, which will be about 15 minutes. Turning once at the 7 or 8 minute mark, depending on the thickness of the fish. Plate, and add lemon slices on top of each serving for garnish
Large Dayboat Scallops
The restaurant gold standard, these Large Dayboat Scallops make a spectacular main dish. These are chem-free, large, dry scallops that will give you a beautiful sear in the pan. They are sold in 1 pound packs that are individually vacuum packed and super frozen. These scallops range in size from 10 to 20 per pound. They are wild caught in the Atlantic, in the USA.
Del Pacifico Shrimp
These wild caught Del Pacifico Shrimp from Mexico are delicious. They are sold in either 1 lb (two 8 oz boxes) of individually frozen (IQF) shrimp, 16-20 shrimp per lb, peeled, deveined and tail-off, or 1 lb bags of individually frozen (IQF) shrimp, 21-25 per lb, easy peel, deveined and shell-on.
Swordfish steaks are the most delicious, and meatiest of fish. Swordfish Steaks are mild flavored and have a texture that stands up to grilling, and takes a beautiful sear in the pan. They are sold in 1 pound packs of skin-on portions, individually vacuum packed and super frozen. This fresh, delicious swordfish is wild caught in the USA, Costa Rica, and Ecuador.
Meat & More
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