Cooked Halibut Fillets with Potatoes

halibut-fillet-1Cooked halibut fillets with potatoes is type of a fish soup that can be served as appetizer, or even as a main dish. It can be made from frozen halibut fillets or from fresh ones.

Of course, fresh fillets are better, but not always available. As a food, halibut is low in saturated fats and sodium. It is a good source of vitamin B6 and B12, magnesium, potassium, selenium and phosphorus. Also it is a great source of animal protein, niacin and vitamin D. In fact, just a very small portion of halibut meat (50g) can provide an adult person with daily amount of vitamin D (550 IU).


Cooked Halibut Fillets Recipe

Preheat 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil in the pan and add sliced onions. When onions get their golden-yellow color, add garlic and mix for minute or two.

Add potatoes (sliced or cut to cubes), mix everything and fry potatoes 3-4 minutes on low to medium heat.

Then add halibut fillets sliced to desired size. Some people like to cut both fish and potatoes to small cubes, while others like to have them in larger chunks - this often depends on how this dish is served. Taste is the same :)

Add some salt, pepper and a leaf of laurel and let it fry for few minutes.

Note: Laurel leaf is strong herb, so be sure not to add too much of it.

Then add 1-2 dcl of good white wine and water until all ingredients are covered in liquid. Let everything cook for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are cooked.

During cooking, don't mix the soup - instead gently shake the pot every few minutes.

When everything is done, turn off the heat, let everything settle down for few minutes and then add some chopped parsley on top of everything.

halibut-fillet-2Serve warm.

Also, chopped parsley and (fresh) garlic can be served separately and everybody can add them according to personal preferences.

If this is just an appetizer, make a soup with halibut and potatoes chopped to small cubes and add more water to it. If this is main course dish, slice fish and potatoes to larger chunks and serve with some bread and good white wine.

Bone Appetite :)