Recipe for How to Use Leftover Halibut for an Easy Sandwich Spread
Halibut Sandwich Spread
If you have leftover halibut and don't know what to do with it, this is a great solution! It takes about five minutes to make this delicious dish. Inspired by a common halibut spread recipe served all across Alaska in lodges and bed & breakfasts, this recipe is great as a sandwich spread, toast, or as a spread for crackers. The spread is meant to be served as a cold dish, so it is best to let it refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. It is also worth mentioning that if you are using leftover halibut from a meal, it is best to let the halibut cool down to at least room temperature before preparing the dish, as the meat is easier to flake when it is cold.
- 6 oz. cooked halibut—flaked by hand then lightly shredded with a fork
- 1 tbsp celery—finely chopped into little cubes
- 1 tsp green onion—finely chopped
- 1 large or 2 medium dill pickles, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix them well. Be sure to salt and pepper the spread to suit your taste. For those of you that are squeamish about mayonnaise, I recommend blending one tablespoon into the mix at a time.
- Some folks add a tsp of cider vinegar and a dash or two of garlic powder as well. If you do not have green onions, you can use 1 tsp of any other onion variety or a shallot—just make sure they are finely diced.
- Serve on crackers or as a sandwich spread.
Stays good in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.