Upon returning from a vacation from South Africa, and catching up with too many friends over the ever-wonderful brunch, I need to cut back a bit. So, I found a great tasty recipe for Halibut. My sister and I spoke once about how we cook very little asian inspired food. It’s a shame because I love it, but never have all the ingredients it takes to prepare even the simplest recipes. However, this recipe could quite possibly be the easiest recipe ever put on this blog! Almost everything is in your kitchen at this very moment except the fish and maybe the ginger.
2 Tbsp Honey
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp Ginger root
1 clove of garlic
1/4 cup of cilantro
3/4 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of black pepper
1 lb of halibut
1 Tbsp of peanut oil (although this can be substituted if you dont have it!)
First you start with the marinade. You simply mix the honey, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, cilantro, 1/2 of the salt and 1/4 of the peppper and mix it in a bowl and set aside.
Then you wash the fish, pat it dry and rub each side with the marinade. Put it in the fridge and switch the sides every 15 minutes. After about 30 minutes, you can go ahead and take it out and grill it on the skillet. That easy. For garnish and extra sauce, after you take off the fish you can add the sauce and cook it until it thickens just a bit. Once you have done that just plate and add the extra cilantro.
For the full meal, I would imagine some coconut rice would be divine with this dish, but all I had was some wax beans from the farmers market. This is an extremely forgivable dish and very flavorful for those of us who are watching (or trying) to watch what we eat!