Halibut is the largest flatfish in the ocean and I am using it for this halibut with spicy mash and samphire dish.
Halibut is undoubtedly a bit of a treat as it is quite an expensive type of fish. It has a firm and meaty texture and is really delicious.
It's very important though, not to over-cook it as that really ruins the taste of it. I have all the other parts of this dish ready before I cook the fish.
Halibut is a good source of certain vitamins and minerals, including selenium which is an important antioxidant.
I like to serve this fish with a spicy butternut squash and sweet potato mash, tenderstem broccoli (broccolini) and top with salty and very healthy samphire.
Samphire is a sea vegetable and it is a very good source of many important minerals, including calcium and magnesium, vitamins and fibre.
Halibut and spicy mash for 4 people:
1 small butternut squash, peeled, halved, de-seeded and diced
1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cayenne pepper
3 spring onions (scallions), chopped
Tenderstem broccoli, or use ordinary broccoli - as much as you like as this is a super-healthy, low-calorie vegetable
50g, 1¾oz, samphire
4 halibut fillets, skin on
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Divide the mash between four plates, place a halibut fillet on top of the mash and some samphire on top of the fish. Divide the broccoli between the plates and serve immediately.