Thursday, July 21, 2011

In the Kitchen

Awhile back I bought some discounted frozen halibut steaks at one of the discount grocery stores we have around here.  I'd never cooked with halibut before, so I was excited to find this recipe in one of my Taste of Home cookbooks (love those books!) which specifically calls for it.  It was a HIT!  A note with the recipe says you can substitute cod or chicken for the halibut if you like.

Alaskan Halibut Lasagna

6 Tbsp. butter or margarine, divided
1-1/2 pounds halibut steaks, bones removed and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup whipping cream
8 ounces lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
Minced fresh parsley, optional

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter.  Add halibut, garlic and thyme.  Cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes.  Remove and set aside.  Add the remaining butter to the skillet. Stir in flour and salt until smooth; cook and stir until golden brown.  Gradually add broth and cream.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.  In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish, layer half of the noodles, halibut, white sauce and cheese.  Repeat layers.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Uncover; bake 20 minutes longer or until bubbly.  Let stand 15 minutes before serving.  Sprinkle with parsley if desired.  Yield: 8 servings
From 2001 Taste of Home Annual Recipes

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