Halibut

Halibut Steak & Preparation

Fresh Halibut cut into a 200g  or 250g Steak. Wild caught fresh Halibut is fished off the Iceland and Greenland waters, it can exceed 100kg in weight.
Wild caught fresh Halibut is fished off the Iceland and Greenland waters, it is of the and can exceed 100kg in weight, getting as large as up to 300kg and over 4ft in length. Its flesh is of a delicate flavour and lends itself to being poached as a preferred method of cooking. The flakes are medium to large.

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Description

Halibut are often boiled, deep-fried or grilled while fresh. Smoking is more difficult with halibut meat than it is with salmon, due to its ultra-low fat content. Eaten fresh, the meat has a clean taste and requires little seasoning. Halibut is noted for its dense and firm texture.

Why not try halibut poached in olive oil with cucumber and dill

In this light and delicately flavoured dish by Rick Stein, make sure you buy really fresh fish to show-off the subtle flavours of cucumber and garden-fresh dill
By Rick Stein.

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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: medium

Ingredients

  • 600 ml olive oil
  • 4 x 175 g pieces of thick halibut fillets, skinned
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill, plus a few sprigs to garnish
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • sea salt

Method

 

1. Pour a thin layer of the olive oil into a pan just large enough to hold the pieces of halibut side by side. Season the fish on both sides with a little salt, put it in the pan and pour over the rest of the oil – it should just cover the fish. Very slowly heat the oil to 55-60°C (130-140°F), agitating it with a fish slice now and then so that it heats evenly. If you don’t have a thermometer, the oil should just feel unpleasantly hot to your little finger. Now take the pan off the heat and leave it somewhere warm on top of the stove for 15 minutes to poach gently in the oil. The temperature should remain at 55-60°C (130-140°F); if necessary, keep taking the pan on and off a low heat to maintain this temperature.

2. Shortly before the fish is ready, heat the extra virgin olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the cucumber slices and toss over a medium heat for 1 minute. Add the dill, vinegar and a little salt.

3. To serve, divide the cucumber between 4 serving plates. Carefully lift the fish out of the oil, allowing the excess to drain off, and put it on top of the cucumber. Pour the oil off into a jug, leaving behind the juices from the fish, which will have settled at the bottom of the pan. Spoon these juices around the edge of each plate, sprinkle the fish with a few sea-salt flakes and garnish with a sprig of fresh dill. Serve with some boiled new potatoes.

 

http://goodfood.uktv.co.uk/recipe/halibut-poached-in-olive-oil-with-cucumber-and-dill/

 

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Weight 0.20 kg
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