10 January 2011

Fresh Norwegian Halibut in a cream, garlic & dill sauce.

Fresh Norwegian Halibut in a cream sauce, a beautiful meal for all.
Halibut is a large flatfish found in the cold waters of the North Atlantic, they can grow huge sometimes over 200kg. For me it is the king of all sea fish, giving wonderful fine white steaks that have a taste all of their own. If you are not too fond of fish dishes then try this one, it is divine.

A meal for two would be;

 2 good Norwegian Halibut steaks.
 6 tablespoons of sunflower oil
A handful of fresh dill
2 cloves of garlic
1 fresh lemon
salt and pepper
1/4 liter cream ( for the sauce)

Preparing the dish
Mix together the sunflower oil, dill, (finely chopped) garlic a little salt and pepper and the juice of 1/4 of a medium sized lemon. This will be a marinade for the halibut prior to cooking.
Put the 2 halibut steaks in this mix. I find it is best done in a kitchen plastic bag, then the whole halibut steaks are covered in the marinade. Put it in the fridge and leave it to marinate for at least 2 hrs.

Then, heat a tablespoon of butter in a saucepan and fry the halibut steaks on a medium heat (approx 4 Min's each side) or until the halibut is just cooked. (you can tell by putting a fork in and the flakes of halibut should just move apart.)
Pour the cream over the halibut  and cook it with the fish for 3 to 5 Min's, mixing it all the time. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve it as in the photo, with some thin slices of lemon on top and sprinkle a little finely chopped dill over it all.
It is a wonderful dish when served alongside wild rice and salad.

Norwegian Halibut in cream sauce, the best you will get.
Halibut is fished off the coast of Norway and some huge fish have been landed, check out Huge Halibut landed off the coast of Norway.  In my opinion it is THE best tasting fish ever, and a large one like the one in the link will fill the freezer for quite some time.

Looks like we need a bigger boat guys.

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