Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Grilled Halibut Fish Sandwiches wiith Tartar Sauce

Why hello there Mr. Halibut Sandwich. Look at you sitting there all smug. You know everyone wants you, with your delicious ciabatta bread, and homemade tartar sauce. You know that no one can deny the deliciousness of your perfectly seasoned and grilled fillet, it's simply not fair. I see you even have your little friend Diet Coke with you. Oh, you two are just plain old trouble aren't you.

Grilled Halibut Fish Sandwiches with Tartar Sauce
By Rachael Ray


1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds fresh halibut, cut into 4 servings, 4 to 6 ounces each, 1-inch thick
Vegetable or olive oil, for drizzling
2 teaspoons crab boil seasoning (recommended: Old Bay)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 lemon, juiced

Tartar sauce:(if you can, make this the day before, the flavors are much stronger)
1 cup mayonnaise or reduced fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 dill or half-sour pickle, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
10 blades fresh chives, chopped or 2 thin scallions thinly sliced
1/2 lemon, juiced
Few drops cayenne pepper sauce
4 crusty rolls, split
1 large ripe tomato, sliced
4 leaves green leaf or Boston lettuce


Preheat nonstick or well-seasoned cast iron grill pan over medium high heat. Drizzle halibut pieces with oil, then season with crab boil seasoning, salt and pepper. Grill on a hot pan 4 or 5 minutes on each side.

Place melted butter in a small dish and add juice of 1/2 lemon.

Combine all ingredients for the tartar sauce in a small bowl.

Lightly toast buns on grill pan after fish is removed.

To assemble, brush bun bottoms and fish with lemon butter. Top fish with tomato and lettuce and slather the bun tops with tartar sauce, then serve.


Debbie said...

The halibut looks delicious. I have never made homemade tartar sauce is it sounds wonderful!

doggybloggy said...

this sandwich looks so, so good!

Jenn said...

I love fish sammies. Looks great!! I have to try the tartar sauce. Yum!!

Erica said...

mmmmm these look delicious and with one of my favorite kinds of fish! Totally trying these!!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

This looks wonderful! It would hit the spot right now!

girlichef said...

You do not know how good your fish sandwich looks to me right now (but apparently Mr. Halibut does, LOL)!! Yum :D

li'l mil said...

HAHAHAA! You should write for WOOT! And a cookbook. I'd buy it. And try every single recipe in it.

Melody said...

Doesn't a Diet Coke just round out a meal? That looks so good and I'd love to try that tartar sauce!

Alissa said...

You are so cute!!! I love reading your posts:) I'm going to marry mr. halibut & then I'm going to eat him. I'm totally going to try this YUMMY!!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Yum,you can't go wrong with fish and tartar sauce!

Sarah Alaoui said...

aww whwat a cute description. this looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

Haha, that halibut fish sandwich DOES look smug. But rightly so, because I REALLY want him!!!

Katy ~ said...

Beautiful thick piece of fish. The sandwich does look as if it's smiling!

the ungourmet said...

That Mr. Halibut. He is a hottie alright! Especially with that yummy tarter sauce!

I would like to try that Old Bay seasoning, it sounds great!

Cathy said...

I love this fish sandwich. And the tartar sauce looks fantastic. Homemade is the best.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Cute intro and this sandwich lloks scrumptious.

Palidor said...

That's a perfect looking fish sandwich! I prefer grilled fish over fried fish.

Judy said...

Nice, simple recipe for a great fish. Homemade tartar sauce would just be the perfect finishing touch.

Kim said...

Oh, yum...homemade tartar sauce - sounds delicious. Diet Coke/pepsi is also my drink of choice : )

Anonymous said...

I wish I liked fish - that looks so good!