Halibut Recipe with mashed Potatoes and Peas

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Today I show you my simple Halibut Recipe.

The halibut is a particularly fine fish and without breading the fish disintegrates all too easily when roasted in the pan.

That’s why I’ll show you several different ways to prepare it in the recipe to make sure that the dish is a success. 

I have included mashed potatoes, fresh butter peas and fried herbs as a side dish with halibut.

Served on a blue plate, it looks like fish in the sea… All ingredients are fresh in the supermarket.

Depending on the season, you can use chanterelles or porcini mushrooms for the dish.

The recipe at the end of the page shows you how to prepare it, with step-by-step photos.

I wish you all the best!

1. Recipe Halibut

Below you will find many step-by-step photos of the recipe.

I hope you manage the preparation and you conjure a great fish dish on the plate.

Good luck!

Halibut with mashed Potatoes and Peas

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 687
Total Time 40 Min.
Preparation Time 25 Min.
Cook Time 15 Min.

Simple guide for preparing halibut fillet with garnishes.

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Halibut recipe picture with mashed potatoes, peas and mushrooms
Halibut recipe picture served with peas, mashed potatoes and fried mushrooms.

Ingredients

For the Halibut

500 g halibut fillet
50 g butter
Salt
Pepper

For the mashed Potatoes

400 g Potatoes
nutmeg
100 ml Cream
50 g butter

For the Peas

1 kg peas
50 g butter

For the Mushrooms

100 g Mushrooms (king oyster mushrooms or porcini mushrooms or chanterelles)
10 ml Olive oil

Instruction

Prepare mashed potatoes yourself.
Boiled potatoes for mashed potatoes.

Preparing potatoes

Preheat oven and keep plate warm, I use hot air level at 100°C.

Wash and peel the potatoes, cut into 3-4 mm thick slices.

Cover potato slices with salted water and cook in a pot until soft.

Pour off the remaining liquid, add the butter, cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg and mix with a hand mixer to a creamy puree.

Fresh peas from the market and from the garden.
Fresh peas from the market.

Prepare peas

Get fresh peas from the market or use frozen peas.

I bought one kilogram of peas (uncleaned pea pods) for two people.

Clean the free peas, remove the peas from the pods.
Peel the peas from the pea pods.

Remove peas

Open the pea pods and chew the peas.

Fresh, cooked, green peas on a kitchen sieve.
Cook the peas in boiling salted water until they are firm to the bite, then drain.

Cook peas

Cook the peas in boiling salted water until al dente and then drain on a sieve.

Butter peas served.
Peas tossed in butter, pea vegetables served.

Finishing peas

Sway the peas in butter and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Prepare the peas for serving.

Mushrooms in the pan.
halved mushrooms, king oyster mushrooms in the pan before frying.

Prepare Mushrooms

Cut the small herbs in half and fry them in a pan with olive oil.

Fried mushrooms in the pan.
Fried mushrooms in a pan, fried king oyster mushrooms.

Fry mushrooms

Sauté the herbs and season with salt and pepper, prepare for serving.

Halibut fillet prepared on a board
Halibut fillet on a board

Halibut Preparation

Wash halibut fillet under cold water and dry.

Place the halibut fillet on a board.

Halibut fillet while preparing.
Halibut fillet while preparing: I like to use the narrow side of the fillet for fish soup. I cut the fillet into bite-sized pieces. The front part of the fillet is placed on the plate.

Portion fish

Portion the halibut fillet.

I always use the narrow tail piece for fish soup.

Put the front fillet pieces in the pan for the dish.

Halibut fish pieces prepared for freezing.
Pieces of fish prepared for fish soup.

Soup Fish

I sometimes freeze the diced fish pieces from the tail piece and then have a fish soup insert nimbly at hand.

Halibut fillet seared in a pan.
Halibut fillet fried in the pan

Fry fish

Fry the halibut briefly in a pan, then put in the oven and let it simmer to the desired degree.

Halibut cooking recipe picture with mashed potatoes, peas and mushrooms
Halibut recipe picture served with peas, mashed potatoes and fried mushrooms.

Serve

Arrange the mashed potatoes on the warm plates.

Add the peas.

Arrange the halibut on the mashed potatoes, add the mushrooms and serve quickly.

Courses

2. Nutritional Information

3. Prepare Halibut with Success

For the preparation of halibut fillet there are three variants for me which I would like to show you briefly…

3.1 Poach Halibut in the Oven

Prepare the halibut fillets and heat the oven at 90°C hot air.

Also warm the plates for serving in the oven.

Brush one plate with butter and season with salt and white pepper.

Put in the halibut fillets and season from above with salt and pepper.

I cover the prepared halibut with cling film. Y

ou can poach the halibut in the oven for about 12 minutes when the side dishes are ready.

3.2 Halibut Poach in the Broth

Cook a pot of vegetable broth, place the pot next to the stove and place the prepared halibut fillets in the hot broth.

The fish will now poach correctly below the boiling point.

Please be careful, this goes quite fast.

3.3 Halibut Poaching in Oven

I like this way of preparation because the fish is poached in Oven.

Prepare the halibut fillets and heat the oven at 90°C hot air.

Also warm the plates for serving in the oven.

Season the prepared halibut fillets with salt and pepper and fry in a coated pan with nut butter on one side.

After 3-4 minutes simply place the pan in the oven.

The fish can be cooked to the desired degree.

The same applies to the method of preparation:

First cook the side dishes until ready, then prepare the fish.

You can alternatively prepare this dish with cod, hake, plaice, redfish and sole.

Tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Fresh halibut fillet with skin
Fresh halibut fillet © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer
Halibut fillet seared in a pan.
Halibut fillet fried in the pan

4. Halibut Side Dish mashed Potatoes

So that it goes fast and succeeds I always use puree potatoes, which are floury boiling potatoes.

Peel the potatoes and cut into 3 mm thick slices.

Cover the potato slices with salted water and cook until soft.

Drain the remaining water and add the butter, cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Mix the potatoes quickly with a hand mixer to an airy puree.

Potatoes boiled with butter in a pot
Potatoes boiled with butter in a pot
Arrange the mashed potatoes nicely
Place the mashed potatoes on the plate in a visually appealing way

5. Peas as a Side Dish

I found fresh peas at the market today.

I bought a kilogram for two people and started cleaning peas at home.

Fresh peas are something delicious, it always reminds me of my grandmother’s garden and the hours of preparing and cleaning the peas.

Peel the peas, then cook in boiling salted water, immediately toss in the butter and season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Clean the free peas, remove the peas from the pods.
Peel the peas from the pea pods.
Fresh peas
Fresh peas are fun even when peeling / peeling!

6. Mushrooms as a Side Dish

I like mushrooms to fish, that always reminds me of Italy and a good spaghetti Mare Monte.

Today I have discovered small herbseitlinge and they come fresh and crispy fried to the halibut.

You get herbseitlings all year round in the supermarket.

You can also use chanterelles, porcini mushrooms or other mushrooms in season for this fish dish.

King oyster mushrooms in a basket fresh from the market.
Fresh, small king oyster mushrooms go perfectly with the fish.
King oyster mushrooms when frying in butter and parsley.
King oyster mushrooms in the pan when frying with butter.

7. More Recipe Ideas

Fish in Bacon
Safran Risotto with Fish
Fish in Tomato Sauce (with Cooking Video)
Fish poached with Chanterelles

All Fish Recipes by Thomas Sixt

Potato Puree

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