This is a classic way of preparing fish in Chinese cuisine ~ I had not made it in quite a while, but recently, while visiting one of my favorite blogs I was reminded of it:
I must admit I had used this method with snapper, bass and salmon before, but never halibut. Halibut in my area usually costs about $20. a pound, so it is a special treat in my house ~
However recently there was a good price on halibut steaks; I couldn't resist, and I knew just how I wanted to prepare it. The mild flavor of halibut is perfect for this style of preparation.
The bonus is that it goes together in moments. Just prep the seasoning vegetables (green onions/scallions, ginger, garlic), place them in a pan with 3 tablespoons of sizzling hot oil, add some red pepper flakes and stir for a moment until wilted. Quickly stir in a couple of tablespoons of soy sauce or tamari, then pour over steamed fish and it's done!
The next time you're looking for a fast and delicious way to serve fish you may want to keep this in mind.
The recipe can be found HERE on Thiebault's Table, Ann's wonderful blog.
While you're there take some time to feast your eyes on Ann's excellent photography and recipes. Besides being a fabulous photographer, she is an incredibly accomplished cook and baker, and a real inspiration to many of us, including me.