Fresh halibut from Alaska was delivered to our house
by our friend Wally who had just gone on a fishing
trip there. I had purchased these cedar papers a while
ago and decided the halibut was the perfect way to
give them a try.
The cedar is cut so thin that after 10 minutes of soaking you can
easily wrap it around a narrow piece of fish and then tie it off
with the enclosed string. I decided to top mine with olive oil,
lemon pepper, red onion and cilantro.
The smell of the smoking wood was incredible and they
didn't catch on fire like my planks have done, they just
smoked. We cooked them about 5 - 7 minutes on each
side depending on the size of the filet.
It definitely made some of the most moist halibut I have ever tried.
We served them in fish tacos. I am definitely returning to the
grocery store to get some more of these.
They can be found in the grilling departments of some
grocery stores, Home Depot and online.
They also suggest soaking your papers in juice for
added flavor. We just used water.