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Jul 10, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY HALIBUT WITH GINGER LIME BUTTER


Foodie Friday is brought to you today by the letter F and by Designs by Gollum. Head on over to her site and check out the amazing melt in your mouth barbecue recipe. Please leave a comment before you run over there.


Halibut is my favorite fish. It is so lean and healthy. Here is a tasty dinner that is so good on a summers evening, though the barbecue is not the cooking method to use this time.
Take a piece of halibut, this is enough for two people. and season it with salt and pepper. Use white pepper if you are concerned about the black specks but I like them. Have ready a generous chunk of butter, the rind from one lime and a half inch chunk of fresh ginger.
Squeeze the juice from the lime and set aside with the zest, ginger and butter. In a heavy pan heat some olive oil with a bit of butter and sear the halibut for a few minutes on one side then carefully turn it over and cook it through for a couple minutes. Don't over cook this yummy fish. Set the fish aside, covered with a foil tent.
Toss in the rest of the butter, ginger, lime zest and lime juice and let it sizzle and reduce slightly. The butter will brown just a little, not too long or it will burn and blacken and that is not good. Pour your ginger lime butter sauce over your fish and serve with some lovely new potatoes and some colourful peppers.
Rememeber this was a platter for two, I could have eaten it all but I didn't. I know how to share and play nice.
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10 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love halibut, and this really looks like a good recipe. It also looks simple enough that I can do it. Thanks for the step by step instructions. I love seeing pictures with a tutorial!

Happy Foodie Friday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Beth at Aunties said...

Now my mouth is truly watering! YUM! We both love Halibut and with Ginger lime...I am hooked already and Mr B will wonder what came over me after fixing mainly the same recipes and delighting him with this delectable fish.
Thanks! I am glad you posted!

beth`♥

Kathleen said...

Lime butter sounds great..not a fish eater..which is terrible since I live on an island!!
I could use the butter on shrimp though!

Mary said...

This looks like a spot-on recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day.

The Desperate Cook said...

We are huge fish eaters and this looks great...

Florida Sue said...

Lucy - you are a cooking, tablescaping, writing whiz kid. You haven't moved to Stepford have you? I am glad that you didn't lose your wine. I spotted it before I looked at anything else. You know I am kidding... I love everything you have been up to.

XOLucy

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Looks delicious and healthy! Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment.

once in a blue moon... said...

great flavo combo's!

Shirley said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm always looking for a new recipe for fish. This looks delicious. Great idea with the peppers.

@eloh said...

I'm going to give this one a try.

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