Back after almost a 2 month break. Spent 10 days in Spain where we ate a lot of fabulous Spanish food that I’ll blog about soon and then spent a few weeks planning our move to NYC. Looking forward to the multicultural and multicullinary experience that awaits us.
I could eat Asian food 7 days a week and my current top 3 favorites are Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese food. Korean is definitely the easiest to make at home as long as you have access to a decent Asian grocer.
Its hard to find a fish that’s more versatile than Halibut. Its relatively more expensive but is great on the grill and absorbs all the flavors from the marinade very well.
Here’s what you need:
- 2 Pounds of Halibut Steak
- 2 Green Onions
- 1 Tbs toasted Sesame Oil
- 2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1.5 Tbs Red Pepper Flakes
- 2 Tbs Gochujang (Korean Red Pepper Paste)
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp Minced Ginger
- 1 tsp Oyster Sauce
- 2 tsp Soy Sauce
- 2 tsp Light Brown Sugar
- Dash of Lemon Juice
Gochujang can be found in any Asian grocery store and is an essential ingredient for many Korean recipes. If you cant find it locally you could always buy it from Amazon or other online grocers.
Finely slice the green onions and mix with all other items mentioned in the list to form a thick paste.
Wash the Halibut steaks and pat dry.
Rub the marinade on the steaks and let sit for 30 min or so.
Prepare a coal grill. After ash starts to form on the coal (15 min or so) put the fish steaks on the grill
Grill the steaks for about 5-6 minutes on each side. Baste with left over marinade.
Serve with grilled peppers brushed in garlic oil.