Family Friendly Seafood Recipe – Halibut Enchiladas

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Can seafood be for the entire family or can you only eat it on special occasions with those who will actually eat it?  Seafood always seems to fall into lines of being an item that is only cooked on special occasions.  Many family members may say they don’t like seafood or that they won’t eat it.  

Here is a recipe to help solve those problems.  A family friendly Halibut recipe that includes sauces, cheese, and everything else to make this a go to for the future.  And remember halibut can always be replaced with more affordable whitefish options like rockfish or cod.

SERVES 4 (2 enchiladas each)

 

PREP TIME 20 minutes

 

COOK TIME 20 minutes
INGREDIENTS

1/2 teaspoon each: garlic salt, lemon pepper seasoning and chipotle chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 lb. 4 oz. Alaska Halibut fillets
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 can (about 18 to 19 oz.) green salsa (enchilada or tomatillo)
1 can (2 oz.) diced green chiles (mild or hot, to taste)
8 (7 to 8-inch size) corn or flour tortillas
8 oz. shredded Pepper-Jack or Monterey Jack cheese
1 can (15 oz.)  seasoned black beans, drained
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

DIRECTIONS

Blend garlic salt, lemon pepper, chipotle chili pepper and cumin.  Sprinkle on all sides of halibut to season.  Cook Alaska halibut in olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, just until fish is opaque throughout.  Cool slightly; then break halibut into chunks.

Preheat oven to 400oF (or 375oF if using a glass baking dish).  Pour and spread 3/4 cup of the green sauce on bottom of a 9×13-inch pan.  Heat a large saucepan to medium-high; pour in remaining green sauce and chiles.  Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes, until hot.  One by one, dip the tortillas in the sauce, place on plate, fill with about 1/8th of halibut chunks and  about 1/4 cup of beans.  Sprinkle on 1 tablespoon cheese; roll up.  Place enchiladas snugly next to each other in the baking dish.  Pour the remaining sauce over the enchiladas; sprinkle with remaining cheese. 

Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until sauce is bubbling and enchiladas are heated through.  Sprinkle on cilantro when serving.

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