This recipe is a bit indulgent, but worth every penny for the elegant flavor it presents. Fresh halibut is a beautiful fish, available only certain times of the year. I have been buying it from Costco at a reasonable price. Compared to salmon or cod, it is still expensive. The fish is rich and only requires a small 4-6 ounces piece per person for a satisfying dinner. I decided to make my roasted fish in parchment paper, cooking the halibut on a sheet tray using the gas grill instead of my oven. The temperature of the grill got a bit high, sadly somewhat overcooking the fish. It was good, but just a bit dry. We had leftover halibut from that dinner, being way too expensive to waste. I decided to turn it into halibut rillettes. This turned out to be delicious salvation of a fish too dry.
A simple creation using my same salmon rillette recipe. For this recipe, I used only fresh roasted halibut, not having any smoked halibut. The halibut appetizer is more delicate than the salmon, more elegant. Each are delicious and worthy of serving to guests.