When I hear steak, my mind often wanders to a juicy T-bone, or sometimes a substantial beefsteak tomato or roasted cauliflower steak. But the steaks I’m most excited about right now are wild-caught halibut steaks. They’re fresh and in season right now, so grab some while you can. These halibut steaks boast a sweet and mild flavor and a tender texture perfect for broiling, baking and grilling. Halibut steaks from Whole Foods Market are from Marine Stewardship Council certified-sustainable fisheries in the U.S. — which means they are handled with care and can be traced back to a sustainable source.
Cooking and Preparation Tips
- To halve the steaks, cut through the center vertebrae bone with a heavy knife or cleaver, or ask your fishmonger to do it for you.
- When grilling seafood steaks, flip once halfway through cooking and grill a total of about 12 to 15 minutes. (Remember the rule of about 10 minutes cook time per inch thickness!)
- Simmer steaks in a bit of broth or seasoned liquid (try a blend of orange juice, soy sauce, ginger and garlic) and cook while covered. No need to turn, but do baste occasionally.
- Halibut holds up well to many cooking techniques and yields tender, juicy results.
Pickled ginger adds a kick to this fragrant, moist method for cooking halibut steaks.
In this easy and impressive dish, grated fresh turmeric gives grilled halibut a rich golden hue.
Thick, juicy halibut steaks coated with flavorful Cajun seasoning are a wonderful complement to this simple quinoa pilaf with spinach and tomatoes. The intensity of the halibut is matched by the savory quinoa.
Poaching is a tasty, healthy way of cooking seafood since it doesn't require any oil and preserves all of the flavorful juices that are released during cooking.
What’s your favorite way to prepare halibut?