My favourite little fish shop in Cowichan Bay is usually open Tuesday to Sunday until 6:00PM. Meaning that I can detour there on my way home from work and pick up something fresh for dinner.
I wanted halibut for dinner but wasn’t sure if Cowichan Bay Seafood
would even be open or be staying open as late Sunday since this was our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. I called and found out that they were open but would be closing early at 3:00 PM.
My first thought was that I would have to change the menu. But, Anne, the owner, was kind enough to offer to deliver the halibut to me on her way home.
How is that for great service?
Thanks to Anne, we were able to have one of my favourite halibut dinners – Parmesan Crusted Halibut.
Served with fried potatoes.
This recipe was shared years ago on the Cooking Forum by Lori (Hoopysmom) and shows up on the menu around here at least three or four times a year.
Shared by Lori (Hoopysmom) Gardenweb
Source:Recipe from Ray’s Boathouse:
1/2 cup flour
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons water
2 cups Panko bread crumbs
(I never use panko. I prefer fresh made bread crumbs)
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Zest of 1 lemon, chopped
4 6-oz halibut fillets, skin removed
3 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Place flour in one bowl, beat eggs and water place in 2nd bowl, combine
bread crumbs, Parmesan and lemon zest in 3rd bowl. Lightly salt and pepper the halibut fillets. Dredge the fillets in flour, next dip in egg and then coat with bread crumb mixture.
Heat olive oil in ovenproof pan. Saute the fillets on medium-high until golden-brown crust forms. Turn fillets over and place pan in preheated oven. Roast until centers are pearly white and opaque.