I love halibut. Living in Alaska, I have pretty much grown up on seafood, and love just about all that seafood has to offer. I know, I’m weird. It’s ok. But halibut still remains my absolute favorite fish. When I visit in England, they try to sell me on having the best fish and chips around. I don’t buy it. In fact, I don’t like it! Its too sticky. Too fishy. Too…not halibut!
The only problem I have with fish – is cooking it. It doesn’t change colors to alert you to its being done. I HATE raw fish, and always tend to overcook it (much to everyone’s displeasure!). But the other night, I came up with an idea to change the way I cook halibut (in the oven) and decided to grill it instead. I didn’t want to fry it, and I didn’t want to smother it in something. But I wanted to flavor it.
Thus came: Cajun Halibut
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoon chili powder
3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
The great thing about it is you can add or take away, mix and match. I ran out of seasonings with a few more pieces of fish to go – and was able to whip up just a bit more. It was awesome!
I cut the halibut into serving size chunks, rubbed them down generously with the spices – plopped them in a pan and let them get to work. I didn’t have the burner on super high, and covered the pan for about 3-5 minutes before flipping them over and finishing them off. They are done when the fish flakes easily.
That’s it! So easy, and SO good!