Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Big Halibut Alert!! Hooray! Doing a Happy Dance!

He really is thrilled....the fish was slimy and awkward. 65" about 140 pounds!
Dills measured it!

There's a big grin!

Nobody wants to see ME doing a happy dance so I put one of Snoopy on.... YAY YAY YAY....halibut for the next year! And he almost didn't get off the couch tonight!


  1. HOLY SHIT .. that's a BIG ASS FISH! It's bigger than Troy, I think! He looks sooo happy! What a guy! Way to go Troy!! Just think of it .. halibut soup, halibut tacos, halibut sandwiches, etc etc .. mmmmmmm! Good luck cleaning that sucker .. you'll be up 'til the sun rises! :-)

  2. ughhhh not me! I"m going to bed now :) will get at least 5 or maybe 6 hours of sleep!
    Do you make halibut soup? I never have! But I need to perfect halibut tacos!!

  3. Wow, that IS a big ass fish! I LOVE halibut tacos....hint hint :)

  4. hehe I totally need to make them with deep fried halibut a yummy sauce and yummy shredded cabbage and maybe other veggies?? Oh woes me I do not know the recipe. I don't think whining is going to make Rich share...but it's worth a try!
    When the boat goes I'll make them for "everyone"
    No weird veggies or creamy sauce near our food when the dad is in town.

  5. LMAO...hey, you asked!

    4 pieces fresh halibut, steak or filets, 6 to 8 ounces each
    Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
    Salt and pepper
    1 lime, juiced
    3 small to medium ripe Haas avocados, pitted and scooped from skins with a large spoon
    1 lemon, juiced
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, eyeball it
    1 cup plain yogurt
    1 teaspoon coarse salt, eyeball it
    2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
    2 scallions, thinly sliced on an angle
    1 heart Romaine lettuce
    12 soft (6-inch) flour tortillas
    Preheat a grill pan or indoor grill to high heat or, prepare outdoor grill. Drizzle halibut with extra-virgin olive oil to keep fish from sticking to the grill pan or grill. Season fish with salt and pepper, to your taste. Roll lime on the counter top to get juices flowing. Also, any under ripe citrus may be placed in a microwave oven for 10 seconds at high setting to induce the juices to flow. Grill fish 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until opaque. Squeeze the juice of 1 lime down over the fish and remove from the grill pan or grill. Flake fish into large chunks with a fork.

    While fish is cooking, in a blender or food processor, combine avocado flesh, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, yogurt and salt. Process guacamole sauce until smooth. Remove guacamole sauce to a bowl and stir in diced tomatoes and chopped scallions. Shred lettuce and reserve.

    When fish comes off the grill pan or grill, blister and heat soft taco wraps. To assemble, break up fish and pile some of the meat into soft shells and slather with guacamole sauce. Top with shredded lettuce, fold tacos over and eat!

    Too bad we can't afford the avocados in this town, right?????

  6. WOW CD that is a HUGE fish. I think you just got your freezer filled. I am going to have to get some fresh Halibut to grill. I love the recipe for the Halibut Tacos I think I might try making it thank you to Lauri for sharing the recipe. I wish I could ship you some of our avocados they are 2.00 each right now. We had hot wings tonight I got the insanely hot ones hee hee been burping since Julia keeps spraying Glade country linen air freshener about.LOL

  7. I'm sure Rich would share. :)

  8. Hello! That is a nice fish. I can't believe I somehow stumbled upon your blog, M. All the way from Bellingham--Lara.

  9. Bellinghma isn't toooo far away. We go to Anacortes to visit relatives during the summer. I did several posts from there back in June :)

  10. halibut is so delicate tasting..the fish is soooo UGLY!!

  11. Wow! That's a gigantic fish! I had some great halibut while I was in FAI, but man, mamawas is right, that sucker's ugly! I wish I could find it down here more often. Great catch!

  12. hehe I guess halibut ARE sort of ugly...never thought about it. I think of cod, pollack & bullheads when I think ugly! We think yummmmm when we see halibut. They don't sell it everywhere? It's like our hamburger here--we eat it that often. I know we'll be eating it about 50x in the next year after a count of pkgs in the freezer. Silvers are next, salomnberries, moose then blueberries and then we're set!

  13. You can get it...but not everywhere all the time and it's usually frozen and not so awesome. :/ Oh man, I picked so many blueberries when I was up there! They were fantastic!