Garlic Lemongrass Soy Drizzled Halibut
Large baked fishes were a normal thing that was cooked in my parents household. We always ate it with rice and some sort of soup, wrapped in a spring roll or with rice noodles and herbs. Healthy, tasty and it fed 8 children and two adults satisfyingly! One of my favorite fishes to cook is a halibut. It's meaty and absorbs any flavor it's seasoned with. Then garnish with lots of peanuts, fried shallots, spring onions and cilantro! A well balance of textures when consumed.
For The Halibut
1.5lb to 2lb Piece
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Lemongrass, Ginger, Garlic Soy Sauce
1 tsp Sesame Oil
1 tbsp Soy Paste
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Braising Sauce
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Ginger Minced
1 tsp Garlic Minced
1 tbsp Lemongrass Minced
If serving with rice, prepare rice first. If your rice cooker takes more than 25-minutes to cook. You need to start the rice earlier.
Preheat the oven to 375°.
Salt and pepper the halibut and drizzle olive oil on the skin. Bake for 25-30 minutes. (I cooked a 1.5 pound for 25-minutes. Approximately 12-minutes per pound.)
While the halibut and rice are cooking Prepare the spring onion, red onion, cilantro, 1-inch of ginger root and 3-4 garlic cloves.
Whisk together sesame oil, soy sauce, soy paste, braising sauce, sugar, ginger, lemongrass and garlic. Set aside.
The halibut and rice should be cooked by now! Unless you own a fancy rice cooker that takes longer than 25-minutes to complete its cycle. Then you need to plan ahead.
Remove halibut from the oven and plate. Whisk up the prepared dressing and drizzle on top of the halibut. Sprinkle peanuts, fried shallots, spring onions and cilantro on top.
Serve with rice, rice noodles or wrap in a spring roll!