I decided to try a sort of hot bacon and bean relish by slicing beans thin and cooking them raw in hot bacon fat. I used a little lemon loved how this came out with the seared halibut.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season halibut steaks generously with salt and black pepper. Refrigerate until needed.

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  • Place bacon in a skillet and cook over medium heat. When bacon is about half cooked, 4 to 6 minutes, stir in beans and pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, until bacon is crisp and beans are almost tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer bacon and beans to a bowl and return skillet with bacon drippings to the stove over medium-high heat.

  • When bacon drippings just begin to smoke, place 2 halibut steaks in the skillet; cook until browned and meat is just starting to pull away from the bone, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer steaks to a plate and repeat for remaining 2 steaks.

  • Remove skillet from heat and pour in water; bring to a boil while scraping any browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Return beans and bacon to the skillet and stir in lemon juice; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon hot bean and bacon relish over halibut steaks and serve.

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; protein 45.7g 91% DV; carbohydrates 4.9g 2% DV; fat 17.4g 27% DV; cholesterol 82.8mg 28% DV; sodium 346.9mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2012
Fabulous recipe! I am not much of a lover of fish because it is always too dry for me. I especially found that adding a cover to the saute and again to the fish I was able to control the cooking. I added garlic in the saute since we grow the stuff and I love it. Forgot the pinch of salt and added it later but it did not seem to matter much since I salted and peppered the halibut beforehand (this step I believe is key). I also did not believe I had enough bacon oil when I went to pan fry the fish so I added a bit of grapeseed oil to the pan. The fish was the best I've had. I would definitely make this again. Watch the video before cooking the f Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2013
I have to say this was not so great. It had a funky flavor that we couldn't quite place. The only change I made was that I had halibut filets instead of steaks... maybe the skin flavored the fat a little and made the relish taste funky. Not a keeper unfortunately. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2012
Fabulous recipe! I am not much of a lover of fish because it is always too dry for me. I especially found that adding a cover to the saute and again to the fish I was able to control the cooking. I added garlic in the saute since we grow the stuff and I love it. Forgot the pinch of salt and added it later but it did not seem to matter much since I salted and peppered the halibut beforehand (this step I believe is key). I also did not believe I had enough bacon oil when I went to pan fry the fish so I added a bit of grapeseed oil to the pan. The fish was the best I've had. I would definitely make this again. Watch the video before cooking the f Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2012
This recipe was excellent! I didn't change a thing. I watched the video and cooked along with it. Very easy fast and tasty. the halibut steaks are big and I didn't think I would finish it but the fish is very light. I served a wedge of lettuce with blue cheese dressing along side. Will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2013
Fabulous, very easy recipe. We did not have the beans, so I used brussels sprouts instead, which I would recommend. I halved the sprouts and then seared them in a pan while cooking the bacon. Other than that, I followed the recipe as designed. Definitely easy and awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2013
Very nice! My husband loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2015
This was good. I did make some substitutions like mahi mahi for the halibut-it's cheaper and asparagus for the beans. It was super easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2018
My wife is not a fish fan but loves Halibut. She really liked this. I'll make it again Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2013
I have to say this was not so great. It had a funky flavor that we couldn't quite place. The only change I made was that I had halibut filets instead of steaks... maybe the skin flavored the fat a little and made the relish taste funky. Not a keeper unfortunately. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2013
this is a fantastic & unusual dish - for once I managed to cook the halibut perfectly! i only had bacon fat so added a bit of roasted garlic & sundried tomatos to the bean relish...yum. the video was so simply & nicely done - it helped me feel confident in trying this out. thank you. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2015
We really like this recipe. I added a few capers and a little of the juice as well as a splash of white wine. With the lemon juice the sauce was nicely piquant and the combination of flavors delicious. Read More
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