July 05, 2006

Cooking Halibut...

Cooking Halibut...

I know, you are rolling your eyes at me again... LOL You say it every time you come here and I am cooking something. "Does she not realize I have a life and do not have time to cook like this?" I know because I have a life, too, and do not always cook like this. I would love to have that kind of time. Some things, though, demand that I take the time and this particular instance is one of them. You see, I have a friend who returned from Iraq around January 2006. Since that time I have savored her sharing the church kitchen with me again. She is always jumping in to be a part of the kitchen crew and is a great cook to boot. Well, she left me again a few weeks ago to celebrate her baby graduating from high school. We are the same age but her baby is 18 and mine is 2. I pick her brain at every turn. Her hubby is retired Army and she is still serving active duty for at least 8 more years. I love having her home but it is never for long. Anyway, I digress...

They recently took their baby boy to Alaska as a graduation present and when they returned they had Halibut steaks in tow. They caught them and fileted them for us and packed them back for us to enjoy. So I dare not put them in the steamer and overcook them to a rubbery dry consistency. I am taking my time with them and cooking them to savor. That being said, I found these two recipes and ran them by Dan to see which version he would prefer. He picked the rich cream one - OF COURSE, but they both looked good enough to share so here they are...

Baked Halibut Steaks Italian Style

Halibut Steaks with Macadamia Sauce (I am substituting almonds because that is what I have on hand today)

The finished product...



...and the almonds worked just fine!!! These just melted in our mouths... *contented sigh* The cantaloupe and spinach were fresh and the bread made earlier today. I would order this in a restaurant... just sayin...

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