The following wonderful and fun recipe comes from Food, Wine and Dine:

Beer Battered Halibut
Adapted from Bon App├ętit, May 2003


  • 1 lb fresh Halibut fillet, skin removed, cut into strips or cubes
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh lime juice

Simple Beer Batter:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 cup beer, room temperature
  • dash+ of garlic powder
  • dash+ of hot paprika (or whatever paprika you have on hand)
  • Vegetable oil – 2 inches deep in pan (about 4 cups)

  1. Salt and pepper Halibut pieces. Squirt with lime juice. Let sit up to 15 minutes.
  2. Mix together batter in large bowl and add fish pieces to coat.
  3. Heat oil to 350 degrees. Carefully place 4-5 pieces of fish into the hot oil. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Drain on paper towel. If you need to keep warm, place in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve. S&P to taste.

Tarter Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2-3 quartered dill pickles, chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
Mix all ingredients to taste. Serve or chill.
Beer Battered Halibut Sliders
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