Halibut is a flatfish, as are flounder, sole and many others. Halibut has a dense, firm texture with a mild flavor. It is very low in fat and high in protein. The fish is cooked in a number of ways and readily takes on the flavor of the various seasonings used to complement its flavor. Halibut also requires very little preparation and cooks in only a few minutes.
Things You'll Need
- Heavy skillet with lid
- Lemon juice
- Sea salt
Place fresh halibut steaks into a heavy skillet in which butter has been melted over medium heat.
Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the halibut and sprinkle immediately with sea salt and pepper to taste. Cover the pan with a lid.
Simmer over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Decorate the serving plate with lemon wedges and fresh parsley sprigs and serve immediately.
Tips & Warnings
- Olive oil is a healthy substitute for butter.
- Store halibut in the refrigerator in plastic wrap.
- Pregnant women should be cautious of eating fish because of possible mercury content.
- Always wash the fish under cold water and gently pat it dry.
- Try to avoid freezing halibut since it denigrates the quality of the fish.
- Sterilize the utensils and cutting board in a solution of 1 part household bleach and 9 parts water.
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