Halibut is usually so expensive that I substitute cod in recipes that call for halibut since their textures are so similar. Recently I got a deal on halibut so I snatched it up. I love the way halibut tastes so I don’t embellish it much. For this halibut I used a simple butter/lemon sauce flavored with slices of garlic. After the halibut was grilled, I added a couple of spoonfuls of sauce with a garnish of parsley.
However, halibut alone is not a dinner so I paired this beautiful fish with a stuffed tomato recipe I found on Cooking Light. It was a gorgeous large tomato stuffed with a tomato flavored quinoa containing flavorful pieces of roasted poblano peppers, roasted corn, roasted onion, a touch of cumin, lime juice, salt and pepper. After I stuffed the tomatoes with the quinoa mixture, I topped them off with some Colby-jack cheese. As much as I love halibut, I must say that the tomato was the better part of the meal. I hasten to add that they could have been the whole meal. Vegetarians, take note.