This flavor-filled recipe will transform your halibut from something that was bland and boring to an adventure for your taste buds.
Choosing Your Halibut
When you go to the store to pick up your halibut, choose either Pacific or California and avoid Atlantic. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch is currently directing people not to choose Atlantic because it’s being overfished.
Also you should always choose wild, rather than farmed. For a more detailed list of exactly what to choose, this list is current and specific to Halibut.
Pick up the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch app and you’ll have this handy resource in your pocket every time you go grocery shopping.
Poach It Up
Rather than just poaching the fish in plain old water (or filtered water if you have yourself a pet Berkey (water filter system) like we do), I decided to use Beef Bone Broth instead.
The result is a much richer flavor, not to mention a load of extra nutrients. You can always use canned broth, but I definitely recommend taking the time to make your own, if you can. Especially since canned or boxed broths add additional ingredients you may not want plus it tastes so much better when it’s homemade!
Bursting with Color & Flavor
The beets and greens add a different texture and flavor to the meal, in addition to color. Try a forkful of savory fish followed by a bite of beets and you’ll see what I mean.
The vegetables also add a healthy helping of antioxidants and polyphenols to complement the healthy fat, protein, and micronutrients you get from the fish, so eat up!
Plan Ahead For A Quicker Meal
Since you can roast the beets ahead of time, this is a great meal to make on a weeknight when you’re running low on time. You can even leave the beets to roast on their own while you do other things in the kitchen or around the house, since the oven is doing all the work.
Once those are done, all you have to do is slice them up, poach the fish for a few minutes, and serve!
The colorful result will make you look like a world-class chef and you won’t have to tell anyone how easy it was.