Ok, poor man’s lobster is truly my ultimate, favorite way of preparing halibut. YUMMMM!!! Just looking at this picture makes me want to make it again tonight! When Kevin, my Dad, and I went fishing in Alaska, we brought back tons of halibut and poor man’s lobster was a common dish in our home for months! I never got sick of it and I don’t think I ever could! A special thanks to Elise for getting this recipe when she lived in Alaska. Back then halibut was much less expensive, hence the name, but now it definitely isn’t much cheaper than lobster! But the name has stuck and this is still really delicious!
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. salt
- 1 lb. halibut
- 1 cube (stick) REAL butter (sweet cream works great)
- 1-2 fresh lemons
- In a medium-large pot bring about 2 qt. of water, sugar, and salt to a boil. Cut halibut into 2-3 large pieces (so it cooks faster) and add to water. Boil for about 10 minutes or until halibut is nice and flaky. In the meantime, melt butter in a pot, but do not boil. Remove halibut from water, squeeze a little fresh lemon on it and serve with melted butter (I like to completely submerge my halibut in the melted butter, much like you would do with lobster).