Fresh Alaska seafood is probably one of the best reasons to live in the Great Land and Pacific halibut is a regional favorite. Locals become especially spoiled with the availability of fresh caught fish and the remarkable difference it holds over the frozen product. There are many ways to prepare halibut. Throwing a thick steak on the grill with some Worcestershire and lemon juice is hard to beat. Another easy dish for the flat fish is Halibut Olympia, a favorite for potluck dinners or a visit to the neighbor’s house.
Halibut Olympia is a good baked fish dish and its great when fresh Halibut is available. The recipe can be modified by using white wine, fresh garlic, Dijon mustard, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, or grated cheddar cheese.
Ingredients for Halibut Olympia :
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 medium chopped onion
- 2 pounds of fresh halibut cut in small pieces
- 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 cups sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup cracker crumbs
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Pour melted butter into bottom of baking dish. Spread chopped onion over melted butter. Place halibut into the baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice and garlic powder. Mix together sour cream and mayonnaise, and spread the mixture evenly over the halibut. Cover the halibut with cracker crumbs. Bake for 25 minutes, or until cracker crumbs are brown and fish is flakey. Don’t overcook. Drain off excess liquid and serve.