Wild Alaskan Halibut comes from the deep waters off of the Alaska coast. It has a snowy white, firm, and flaky flesh that tastes slightly sweet. This pungent sauce adds a zesty flavor to the mild fish. Steaming is a gentle, low-temperature way to cook fish, and takes just 2-4 minutes. Blend the cilantro sauce while the fish is steaming, and dinner will be ready in minutes. I blended almost a whole bunch of cilantro in the sauce, including the stems, which makes the it a deep green color. Serves 2.
Wild Halibut with Lime Cilantro Sauce
- 2 wild halibut fillets
- 1 large lime, or 2 small ones
- 1 small clove garlic
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- huge handful cilantro leaves
- 1/8 teaspoon unprocessed salt and some pepper
- 1 teaspoon sweetener (optional)
- 1/4-inch fresh ginger root (optional)
- Put 1/4-inch of filtered water in a shallow skillet over medium high heat. Place the 2 halibut fillets skin-side down in the pan. Bring water to a boil, and immediately turn the heat down very low and cover. Steam the fish 2-3 minutes depending on the thickness. It cooks very quickly. When the fish becomes whiter, remove from heat.
- Place all sauce ingredients into any food processor or a small size blender. Process until very smooth. Pour sauce over the fish and enjoy!
Gently Steam Halibut:
Meanwhile Blend the Sauce:
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