Spice-Roasted Halibut with Herbs and Tahini Salad
Chef Reem Assil's custom khalta hara blend from the spice company Burlap & Barrel includes toasted coriander, cumin, chile, and black lime. Those spices infuse halibut with layered, mild heat; sliced serrano, cilantro, and parsley add a fresh finish. The special blend from Burlap & Barrel is worth seeking out. Their direct-trade model means farmers are able to pocket more revenue, and it results in better-tasting, higher-quality spices for home cooks and chefs.
Quick-Cured Halibut in Chile-Lime Dressing
At her Oakland restaurant Nyum Bai, chef Nite Yun serves classic Cambodian street food like this quick-cured, brightly acidic halibut in lettuce cups, AKA plea trey. Red Thai chiles, as opposed to green, impart a subtle fruitiness and more up-front spice in the lime marinade, which pulls double-duty as a dressing. A touch of oil right before serving adds flavor-boosting richness to lean halibut.
Halibut with Beurre Blanc and Daikon Choucroute
Ribbons of pickled daikon topped with delicately steamed halibut and creamy, tangy beurre blanc create a stunning white-on-white-on-white presentation. This is elegant, modern French cooking at its very best from chef Daniel Rose of Manhattan’s Le Coucou. Slideshow: More Halibut Recipes
Halibut with Einkorn, Morels and Tempura Ramps
This elegant dish from Seattle chef Edouardo Jordan features high-in-protein einkorn, the oldest and smallest variety of wheat berry and the only one that’s never been hybridized. Its sweetness is perfect with the earthy morels. The fried ramps are more than just a flourish—they’re spectacularly tasty. Slideshow: More Halibut Recipes