Thursday, 10 July 2014

Halibut with Lemon and Thyme - Dinner on "H" Day


So It's dinner on "H" day and I'm using HALIBUT

I made Halibut with Lemon and Thyme. Halibut is such a deliciously light and meaty fish and paired with the lemon and thyme it really adds a nice light flavour without being over powering to the fish. If you are lucky enough to score a wild Halibut, vs. store bought, all the better! Yummy!




Servings: 4

Ingredients

1 large halibut, cleaned, skinned and deboned (or 4 Halibut steaks/fillets, whatever you can get your hands on)
1 lemon, sliced
4 or so sprigs of thyme
a few dabs of butter
S & P, to taste

Lemon and Thyme Sauce

In a pan add a small dab of butter and approx. Add 1/4 - 1/2 cup of chicken broth, or more, whisked with 2 tsp flour in small bowl, before adding to the pan. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice into pan, to taste. Whisk on medium heat and add 1 tsp of cut up thyme leaves and S & P to taste. Continue whisking till you get a thickish consistency and adjust heat, as needed.  Turn off heat when sauce is a bit thick. 

Directions

Place your halibut down onto a large piece of aluminum foil. Preheat BBQ to medium heat. S & P your halibut and add a few dabs of butter around the fish. Top with a few slices of lemon and sprigs of thyme (don't remove the leaves, as leaving them whole allows the fish to infuse with the thyme flavour). Cover the halibut with another sheet of aluminum foil and roll up the sides for a nice tight seal. Poke just a few holes on the top, to allow some steam to escape.

Place the aluminum foiled halibut on top of the grill and close the lid. BBQ on medium heat for approx. 15 minutes and check the fish. It is done, when the fish is white and flakey, NOT shiny. 

Remove from grill and open aluminum foil packet. Drizzle with lemon and thyme sauce and serve with a side of green veggies and rice (or whatever you like). Delicious! 




HALIBUT

Besides being a very good source of high quality protein and necessary nutrients, it is a lean fish. Halibut is rich in selenium, magnesium, phosphorus potassium, Vitamin B12, niacin, Vitamin B6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. 

It reduces blood pressure, prevents arthritis and promotes healthy brain function. Halibut provides protection against ovarian and digestive tract cancers.

Eating Halibut fish lowers the risk of certain types of strokes. In addition, the selenium present in it is a crucial antioxidant which is very important for a healthy liver. 



Halibut

(1/2 fillet)


Protein  42 g

Vitamin A  6 %

Calcium  10 %

Iron  10 %




Have you eaten HALIBUT lately?



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