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Halibut with Bacon Recipe

Halibut with Bacon Recipe

From Ocala, Florida, Pat Hockett writes, "This can be an easy weeknight meal or part of an elegant dinner. I'm always looking for different ways to use the fish and crab in our freezer."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped seeded jalapeno peppers
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 halibut steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 8 bacon strips

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients. Add halibut; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes, turning once.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until cooked but not crisp. Drain on paper towels. Drain and discard marinade. Wrap two slices of bacon over the top and sides of each steak; secure with soaked wooden toothpicks.
  • 3. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Discard toothpicks. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.