Baja-Laska Halibut Sandwich

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Halibut marinated in olive oil, garlic and lime juice, grilled and served on a toasted bun with Cumin Tartar Sauce.


Cumin Tartar Sauce (see recipe)
2 cups olive oil
1 cup fresh lime juice
1⁄2 cup finely minced garlic
About 5 lb. Alaska halibut fillet portions (3-4 oz. each)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1⁄4 cup ground cumin
24 sandwich rolls or brioche, split
8 oz. softened butter
48 tomato slices
3 cups roasted poblano chilies, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 1⁄2 cups cilantro leaves

Cumin Tartar Sauce:
6 cups mayonnaise
3⁄4 cup sweet pickle relish
6 tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. cracked black pepper
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce


1. Prepare Cumin Tartar Sauce; refrigerate.

2. In bowl, whisk oil, lime juice, and garlic. Season halibut portions with salt, pepper, and cumin; place in hotel pan. Pour oil mixture over halibut; turn to coat all sides. Cover and
refrigerate at least 1 hr.

3. Per sandwich, spread each cut side of 1 roll with 1 tsp. butter; griddle until golden. Grill 1 halibut portion until cooked through. Spread each cut side of roll with 2 tbsp. Cumin Tartar Sauce.

4. On roll bottom, layer halibut, 2 tomato slices, 2 tbsp. roasted peppers, and cilantro leaves. Cover with roll top.

Cumin Tartar Sauce:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl; mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hr.

Yield: About 7 cups.

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