Halibut with wild rocket and more sushi

Halibut with wild rocket

Where did the summer go? I feel as if I have spent most of it in the kitchen. I remember days when it was so hot I didn’t want to put the oven on. The beach seemed to be the most sensible place as there is always a welcome breeze.

The dogs don’t like swimming but they love the beach.


Lurcher on the beach


There has been sushi making, quite a lot of it and I have a very long road ahead of me to perfection but there have been some highlights. I can’t stop thinking about new flavours and here are my latest favourites.


Lobster and Mango California Roll

Lobster California Roll


Lightly cured sardine Nigiri

Sardine Nigiri


And why limit sushi to fish and vegetables? Steak Nigiri.

Steak Nigiri


I haven’t had much time to be creative and cook for myself but I have a little time every now and then. This time I had halibut steaks for dinner and I wanted something that was simple but nice and it turned out to be a dinner of foraged and home grown produce to match the fish.


I picked some wild rocket. leaves and flowers on the beach, it has a strong rocket flavour and is delicious.


Wild Rocket


I placed it in a blender with olive oil and blended it to a wild rocket oil to go with the halibut.


Halibut is a delicious fish and I wanted to keep it simple. I pan fried the halibut together with sliced garlic and finished it in the oven for 8 minutes at 160C or 320F. I rested the fish in the pan for an additional 5 minutes.


Just before serving add the wild rocket oil, I added some wild rocket flowers as well, grated lemon zest and the crispy garlic.


Halibut steak with wild rocket oil


Halibut with wild rocket


I served the halibut with wasabi mashed potatoes. The flavours worked well together halibut is one of my favourite fish steaks.









7 Responses to “Halibut with wild rocket and more sushi”
  1. mistimaan says:

    Loved it

  2. Ben Aqiba says:

    Hi Petra,

    to be honest with you, I have never tried sushi , but it looks good 🙂

    • petra08 says:

      hi Ben
      I hope you try it, it doesn’t have to be raw fish 🙂 The sushi is the rice, it should be fresh, soft and delicious on it’s own! If you try it, I hope you will like it 🙂

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