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Simple Broiled Halibut

Simple broiled halibut with a creamy topping.

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This recipe is one that Mr. Smith started cooking after his first fishing trip down on the coast of Alaska. He brought back a cooler filled with fresh fish, including a whole bunch of halibut. This is one of the ways he likes to cook it.

But first, just a little trivia that I thought I would share with you:
Alaska is 663,267 square miles.
That is 2.469 times the size of Texas.
That is 4.058 times the size of California.

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Or to put that in perspective…..
It is larger than…

Rhode Island
Delaware
Connecticut
New Jersey
New Hampshire
Vermont
Massachusetts
Hawaii
Maryland
West Virginia
South Carolina
Maine
Indiana
Kentucky
Tennessee
Virginia
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Mississippi
Louisiana
Alabama
And Arkansas…

…COMBINED!

You would still have a difference of nearly 42,000 square miles. So, if you threw in another Tennessee, you would about break even.
That kind of puts things in perspective.

Wow!

Once known as “Seward’s Folly,” the entire land mass of Alaska was purchased for a whopping 5.9 cents per square mile.

The main “harvest” that comes out of Alaska? Seafood!

With that in mind, I am going to share this simple halibut recipe that my husband makes.

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To begin, turn your oven on to the low broil setting.

Trim the skin from your halibut (if you have any) and lightly salt and pepper the fillet.

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Place the fillet in a broil-safe dish – I simply used a small iron skillet.

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Place it in your oven and broil it for 8-10 minutes, or until it just begins to flake apart when pulled with a fork. The time will be determined by the size and thickness of your fillet.

While it is broiling, combine in a dish, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons soft butter, a tablespoon and a half of mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and a couple dashes of your favorite hot sauce.

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When the fillet has reached the doneness above, spread the mixture over the top of the fish.

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Place the dish back under the broiler for about 2 more minutes, until the topping is melted together and just beginning to get a few golden patches. Sprinkle with some parsley.

Enjoy!

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Simple Broiled Halibut

Simple Broiled Halibut

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Simple broiled halibut with a creamy topping.

Ingredients

  • 1 halibut fillet
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tb soft butter
  • 1 1/2 Tb mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • a couple dashes of your favorite hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp parsley

Instructions

  1. To begin, heat your oven to the low-broil setting.
  2. Trim any skin from your fillet. Lightly salt & pepper it. Place it in a broil-safe dish or skillet. Place it in your oven and broil it for 8-10 minutes, or until it just begins to flake apart when pulled with a fork. The time will be determined by the size and thickness of your fillet.
  3. While it is broiling, combine in a dish the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, lemon juice and a couple dashes of your favorite hot sauce. When the fillet has reached the doneness above, spread the mixture over the top of the fish.
  4. Place the dish back under the broiler for about 2 more minutes, until the topping is melted together and just beginning to get a few golden patches. Sprinkle with some parsley.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

*Multiply this recipe for the number of servings you would like to make

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 773 Total Fat: 61g Saturated Fat: 27g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 29g Cholesterol: 225mg Sodium: 1194mg Carbohydrates: 4g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 49g
Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and estimated by a service called Nutritionix. That is a web-based nutritional calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. If the nutritional information is vital to you please verify it using your favorite trusted source.

8 thoughts on “Simple Broiled Halibut”

  1. I spent a summer in Alaska many years ago and fell in love with halibut and king crab legs. I must’ve tried eating my body weight in both daily because they’re so delicious! Love the recipe.

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