It’s been a while since we had a nice piece of fish. Lucky for us, we had 2 beautiful fillet of wild Alaskan Halibut from The Alaska Guys, and almost straight away I know we are going to have a really nice dinner.
Not trying to blow my own horn, but quite honestly, everything on the plate was amazing! The quality piece of halibut doesn’t need much doctoring up. The gorgeous crispy golden crust was Oh My Yum! That mushroom yuzu butter sauce was out of this world. I secretly wished that I had made more of it.
You can never go wrong with Caprese Salad. Mozzarella balls, fresh basil, and sweet cherry tomatoes drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. I can eat that every single day!
The pomme puree was a game changer. It was quite a lot of work, but it was well worth the effort. I believe every single mouthful I had, I murmured “Mmmmm…”. It was smooth, buttery, rich, creamy, and fluffy, all at the same time. Sounds almost impossible, I know. You have got to try it at least once, please.
This was another one of those dinner, that the husband rewarded me with a big sloppy kiss. His special way of saying “Thank you for the really nice meal”. And he usually only does that for meals that he really enjoyed. Putting the fish and sauce together took me about 20 minutes, the salad comes together in 5 minutes. The Pomme puree was the most time consuming, but it was worth it. If you want something simpler, try my garlic mashed potatoes or rosemary mashed cauliflower.
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- 2 pieces of wild halibut fillet (230g each) from TAG
- Olive oil or other preferred high smoke point oil.
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Allow thawed fish to stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
- Pat dry both side of the fish to minimise oil splatter.
- Season both sides of halibut generously with salt and pepper.
- Heat pan on med high, and add oil till about 1/8 inch of side of pan.
- When oil is shimmering, add halibut presentation side down.
- Hold it down for 30 secs.
- Leave it to cook for 4-5 minutes until bottom is golden brown.
- So not move the fish, we want a nice sear!
- Flip the fillet, reduce heat to med-low, and cook through (about 3 minutes).
- Transfer fillet to paper towel to remove some of the excess grease.
- Use the same pan for the sauce.
- Pour out all but 1 tbsp remaining oil.
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp of remaining olive oil from searing fish
- Handful of Shimeji or clamshell mushrooms
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- 3 tbsp water
- 1-2 tbsp yuzu juice or to taste (I got my small bottle of yuzu from meidiya)
- 2 tbsp butter
- Melt 1 tbsp of butter in the olive oil over med high heat.Saute mushroom for a minute. Pour in water and scrape out the pan goodness.Add garlic and saute for a minute.Reduce heat to low.Pour in yuzu juice, and add butter.Allow butter to melt and when sauce thickens, remove from heat.Stir in chopped parsley.Serve over pan-seared halibut fillets.
- 500g russet or yukon potatoes, skin on and cleaned
- 1 tbsp sauce
- 150g room slightly soften butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup heavy cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add potatoes into a pot of tap water, and add 1 tbsp salt.
- Bring to boil, and allow to cook until potatoes are fork tender. (about 25-30 minutes)
- Drain and peel skin off potatoes while hot. The skin comes off very easily!
- Push potatoes through a ricer, if you do not have one, then mash it like I did.
- Meanwhile, heat milk and heavy cream until it comes to a simmer.
- Add butter to the potatoes and mix until combined.
- Then slowly pour in the hot cream and milk mixture while stirring to combine until desired consistency.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Lastly, push the potatoes through a sieve to get this incredibly smooth, rich, and fluffy potato puree.