Cilantro Garlic Butter
With a decidedly southwestern flare, this compound butter is decadent and flavorful, making it the perfect accompaniment to halibut.
Bring 2 tablespoons of butter to room temperature in a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of lime juice to the butter, mixing everything together until light and airy. Grate2 to 3 cloves of fresh garlic into the bowl, and add 1/2 a cup of chopped cilantro, folding everything together until well-blended. As soon as you take the halibut out of the oven, spoon a dollop of this topping over the warm fish and enjoy!
Using peaches in place of tomatoes brings an incredible twist to this fresh halibut topping. The sweetness of the peaches goes well with the slightly-sweet flavor of the halibut, but the jalapenos and onion keep this topping from being too dessert-like.
Chop the following into bite-size pieces: 2 cups of peaches, 1/4 cup of red bell pepper, 1/4 cup of red onion, one jalapeno, and a handful of cilantro. Mix all of the ingredients together, and then stir in 2 tablespoons of orange juice, 2 teaspoons of lime juice and salt (to taste). Let all of the ingredients hang out together in the fridge for an hour or two, and then use it as a topping for your halibut!
Perfect Tartar Sauce
Although synonymous with fried fish, tartar sauce can go with just about any style of cooking, and is a great dip for halibut. The following basic recipe can be adapted to your specific tastes and diet. Stir together:
1 cup of mayonnaise
3 tablespoons of relish
1 clove grated garlic
1 lemon, juiced
Salt, to taste
Let everything chill in the fridge for two to three hours before using for the best results.