Halibut is a flaky white fish that comes from both coasts in the United States. On the west coast, Pacific Halibut is readily available and can be found at grocery and big box stores, like Costco. The flavors of halibut are mild and sweet and can be prepared in minutes, which makes it great for during the week.
Fish is always nice when accompanied with rice or vegetables, but piled on a warm brioche or egg bun creates a Halibut Fish Sandwich worth the splurge. In this recipe – a quick mix of some pantry ingredients makes a tasty tarter sauce to spread inside the bun and to top off the halibut, a dusting of fresh spinach leaves for a tender crunch.
I love the serve these during the weekend for a nice casual dinner, or on the weekends for lunch with the family. It doesn’t matter when you serve them, they are always delicious.
20 ounce halibut fillet, cut into 4 (about 1/2 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon flour, I use Wondra for a super light dusting
1/4 cup grapeseed oil
4 brioche or hamburger buns
1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons sweet relish
1 teaspoon hot sauce
(Makes 4 Sandwiches)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, onion powder, salt and flour. Lightly dust the fish and set aside.
2. Place the buns in the oven to warm for 6 minutes. In another small bowl, whisk together all the tarter sauce ingredients.
3. In a saute pan over medium heat, add 1/4 cup of grapeseed oil. After 1 minute, add half the fish fillets and cook on the first side for 2 minutes. Flip over and cook another 2 minutes, be careful not to overcook. Place fillets on plate and cover with foil. Repeat cooking with remaining fish.
4. Remove buns from oven and cut in half. Place on plates and spoon tarter sauce on each half. Place cooked fish on top and sprinkle with fresh spinach and top with other half bun. Serve immediately and enjoy!