Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Shallow Fried Halibut (Pisi Balığı Kızartması)

Although my preference for cooking fish is grilled or broiled, here is a recipe for shallow fried halibut. I wanted to try a different cooking method for halibut and came up with this recipe. It is extremely simple and of course very tasty. This white flesh fish stays firm through the cooking process and tastes absolutely incredible.

2 halibut filets
2 tbsp white flour
3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 tsp sea salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
¼ cup olive oil
Lemon or lime wedges (optional)
1 fried green pepper for decoration (optional)
2-3 sprigs parsley for decoration (optional)

Sprinkle the sea salt, black pepper, cayenne and fresh thyme leaves on both sides of the filets.

Sprinkle the flour to create a thin coating on the fish. Heat olive oil in a large pan. Cook both filets 3-4 minutes on each side. Garnish with lemon/lime wedges, parsley and fried green peppers and serve with rice or bulgur pilaf.

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tasteofbeirut said...

I like that recipe a lot! It makes me want to make it soon, because it is a perfect weeknight meal!

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

Yes, it certainly is very easy to prepare for a weeknight dinner!

Sook said...

I love fried fish! Halibut is one of my favorites. Yum!

My Turkish Kitchen said...

Bence cok basarili olmus. Eline saglik.

Jaya said...

oh! these look so good...thank you for sharing , and let me try out these sometimes..
hugs and smiles

Baron's Life said...

Nihal...I have to agree with you sister...for fish...grilled the best...especially if you have a Turkish recipe...or Mediterenean
Only way to go folks.
Turkish food is the best for me but then I am partial

mvmaithai said...

Getting ready to write an article about my Turkish trip, and thought about you and your blog.

I love halibut. Do you buy it frozen?

Anonymous said...

An excellent preparation for halibut, delicious!

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

mvmaithai, I will look forward to read your article about your trip to Turkey. Thanks for letting me know.

I prefer to buy my fish fresh, but I am lucky to have a great market near by with really good seafood.