Poor Man's Lobster

"This recipe was told to me by the captain of the boat when halibut fishing. It is a very quick, simple, and tasty way to eat halibut!"
 
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Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
3
Serves:
1-10
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ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • halibut, cut in about 1 inch cubes
  • butter, for dipping (not margarine)
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directions

  • Fill a pot with water (about a gallon).
  • Add 1 cup sugar, and bring to a boil.
  • Do not ever stir the mixture.
  • Add chunks of halibut, do not over crowd.
  • They will sink to the bottom, and then rise to the top when they are done.
  • It should take just a few minutes.
  • Remove with slotted spoon.
  • Remember to not stir the mixture.
  • Continue until all the halibut is cooked.
  • Dip in melted butter and eat!

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Reviews

  1. michael edelman
    What the recipe is missing is the essential ingredient- an acid, like lemon juice or vinegar, that coagulates the proteins and changes the texture of the fish, making it more lobster like. Sugar is optional, and a cup is far too much.
     
  2. Marleenyvonneamunds
    A really great way to cook Halibut, better than breading and defrying. My husband loved it and wants me to make it again. Thank you!!!
     
  3. hello.paul
    Delicious! Thanks. :-)
     
  4. *Parsley*
    This works pretty well. It'll sort of satisfy of lobster craving. The sugar makes the halibut sweet like lobster, but I think a bit too sweet. You definitely need to salt the dipping butter to balance the taste. Thanx for posting this!
     
  5. Sharon123
    I won't rate this recipe because I didn't use halibut, I used cod. I didn't really taste much flavor in the fish. I will try it sometime with halibut.
     
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