Another Drunkin dish by KCinAZ but this one is a drunkin sidekick that can be paired with fish, chicken or lighter meat dish like pork tenderloin or pork chops.  Since I seem to be obsessed with seafood lately, Halibut was chosen as the main for dinner. We begin with steak cut white mushrooms that are sautéed in olive oil and then reduced with Crown Royal Whiskey and Pinot Grigio for a semi-sweet savory spiced up taste complimented with cooked orange wedge bites and then topped over grilled halibut for this recipe.

Remember the post from a ways back on How to Simply Peel an Orange.  I’ve finally used some of the oranges from my freezer and was pleasantly surprised to see that they had held up so great.  Orange rind was also incorporated into the recipe and this was also from my freezer.  When peeling the oranges, a good portion of orange rind was saved.  The orange rind was cut into slices, topped with sugar and brown sugar and then browned under the broiler.  Well enough about oranges and onto the main recipe; Sautéed Mushrooms and Grilled Halibut.

Sautéed Mushrooms Ingredients
12  ounces Fresh mushrooms; steak cut
4  tablespoons Olive oil
1/2 Yellow onion ; chopped
1  small Orange; wedged and cut into 1/2 ” bits
1/8 teaspoon Celery Salt
1/8 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/8 teaspoon Cavendar’s Greek Spice
1/2 cup Pinot Grigio; or other sweet white wine
1/8 cup Crown Royal Whiskey
1/4 teaspoon orange rind
1   Chicken bouillon

Grilled Halibut Steaks Ingredients
2   Halibut Fish Steaks Frozen
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1/3 cup Olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Italian Spices
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
Freshly ground pepper 4-6 twists
1/2 tablespoon celery salt
1/4 cup orange wedges 1/2″ bits from the whole orange above

Preparation

Take two frozen fish steaks and place in gallon sealable bag. Add above ingredients listed under Halibut Steak to the bag and let thaw while it marinades.   Separate the orange wedges and chop into 1/2″ bits.  Reserve about 1/4 cup for mushrooms. Since there is lemon juice in the mix you will not need to refrigerate but can.  It would just take longer to thaw and you would need to adjust your timing.  While the fish thaws begin the mushrooms.   If you’re lucky enough to have fresh fish just marinate in the fridge while you sauté the mushrooms and onions.

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Sauté chopped onions with olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until caramelized; about 5 minutes.  Sprinkle with celery salt, Cavendar’s Greek Spice, sea salt and let continue to caramelize further; about 5 minutes.  Add as much spice as you prefer to get the slightly salty taste but not too much.   Add  remaining orange rind and continue to caramelize for just a short time so as not to burn the rind.

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Add mushrooms and more olive oil if necessary so that mushrooms are coated. Cook for 10 min on medium heat.   Add chicken bouillon,  Pinot Grigio wine and Crown Royal and continue to ….. sip some wine…

….Continue to cook down mushrooms for around 15 additional minutes while grilling or pan frying your fish.

Grilling the Halibut.

Cook on med-high grill for around 15 minute. 5-7 minutes per side. Add salt and pepper while grilling.  To keep the fish moist, brush with marinade while cooking.

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The alcohol does cook away for those of you that might be opposed to using spirits in your cooking.  You can substitute apple juice if you do not stock wine or whiskey.

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Fresh oranges in the relish pair to make a savory accompaniment to rich salmon fillets. Serve the citrus relish with any kind of fish, or with shrimp or scallops.  On a diet or NOT you still will enjoy this dish.  A vegetarian or NOT,  you still will enjoy this dish.

We live in Arizona and have our own orange tree so having oranges a plenty for the relish is easy.

Marinade:

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1/4 cup Orange juice
2  tablespoons Olive oil
1  teaspoon Dried thyme
4 Salmon filets; about 1 pound

Spice Rub:

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3/4 teaspoon Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoons Dried thyme
Salt & pepper Prior to baking

Orange Relish:
2   oranges seedless
1/2 teaspoon Orange zest fresh
1  tablespoon Honey
1/2 teaspoon Onion powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1  tablespoon Fresh Italian parsley chopped
1/2 teaspoon Ginger ground

Preparation–

MARINATE:

Mix orange juice, oil and 1 teaspoon of the thyme in small bowl. Place salmon in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor.

BAKE:

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Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix brown sugar, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon thyme and salt in small bowl. Remove salmon from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Rub salmon evenly with paprika mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place salmon on foil-lined baking pan.  Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.  Or, grill salmon over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

RELISH:

Peel orange, section and cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Mix all ingredients in medium bowl. Cover.

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Fresh oranges in the relish pair to make a savory accompaniment to rich salmon fillets. Serve the citrus relish with any kind of fish, or with shrimp or scallops.  The oranges were picked fresh from my tree yesterday and after peeling half the basket I’d seen enough orange peel to last a lifetime.  Then it came to mind, lets just peel a couple more choice oranges and make my Citrus Baked Salmon with Orange Relish.  My only mistake with this thought that the recipe is for four servings and there were only two servings of salmon to prepare.  After putting all of the spice rub on the salmon it came to mind that this looked like a little overkill.  After taking the fish from the oven it was obvious that there was too much spice rub.  A good portion of the rub was scraped off and the fish was then edible.  Too much Paprika had made it over powering.  So with that said, it is suggested to make sure to watch your portions and to always add spice rub according to the amount of meat spice.  The pictures that have been added are from when the recipe was originally made and posted on BigOven.com

Ingredients

Marinade: Orange Relish:
1/4 cup Orange juice    2 oranges seedless
2  tablespoons Olive oil 1/2 teaspoon Orange zest fresh
1  teaspoon Dried thyme 1 tablespoon Honey
4 Salmon filets; about 1 pound 1/2 teaspoon Onion powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt 1/4 teaspoon Salt
Spice Rub: 1 tablespoon Fresh Italian parsley chopped
3/4 teaspoon Paprika 1/2 teaspoon Ginger ground
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoons Dried thyme
Salt & Pepper Fillets Prior to baking

Preparation

MARINATE:

Mix orange juice, oil and 1 teaspoon of the thyme in small bowl. Place salmon in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor.

BAKE:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix brown sugar, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon thyme and salt in small bowl. Remove salmon from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Rub salmon evenly with paprika mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place salmon on foil-lined baking pan.  Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.  Or, grill salmon over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

RELISH:

Peel orange, section and cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Mix all ingredients in medium bowl. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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One of my best friends, Mariette, brought oranges with her on a visit to our under construction Prescott cabin last week.  On a side note, her hubby came up to help Gus with installing tile in the shower enclosures and was that ever an unexpected challenge.  The tile kept slipping down and they had to use wedges to hold up the tile.  Speaking of wedges, that was what helped in peeling the oranges.  I imagine this would also work for lemons.

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Quarter sections and One Orange cut in Half.

We live in Arizona and I have two orange trees and three lemon trees.  There is always so much fruit that I can’t use it all before the next seasonal crop begins to bloom.  Believe it or not we get two full crops each year; summer and winter.

Anyway, I digress. I’m here to talk about peeling an orange and not having all that nasty pulp still stuck to the orange.  I personally don’t like the taste of pith and have in the past spent so long peeling an orange that by the time I’m done I really don’t have any desire to eat the “fruits” of my labor.  So here’s the scoop on “How to Simply Peel an Orange.

Pick as many oranges from your tree as you have energy to peel or eat.  I’m going to cut several into wedges and freeze for juice or cooking later.  I filled one basket with as many oranges as I could comfortably carry into the house.  I’m sure that’s more than enough and will probably wish the basket had been much lighter when done.

Wash the orange outside prior to prepping.  Cut off each end of the rind from the orange with a paring knife so that the fruit shows through.  Then slice from the orange rind through the pith just deep enough into the white pith to barely touch the actual fruit.  I just learned that the pith section between the rind and the fruit is offically called pericarp or albedo.  Didn’t know that until just today.  Anyway, don’t cut too far into the fruit beyond the pith or the orange will section in your hand as you remove the peel and can become quite messy.  Cut three wedges from top to bottom of the orange rind.  This will create four sections; remember our math from 4th or 5th grade?…

It is then very simple to peel away each section of the orange rind and and discard it.  Then cut each of the peeled orange in half and placed in a freezer safe quart size baggie.  Date the bag, remove as much air from the bag as possible and freeze.  I plan to use the frozen fruit one bag at a time to make some orange juice, make an orange relish for one of my favorite salmon dishes (will share this later) or for any idea that my pop into my mind.  Feel free to share your ideas with me on what you might do with the frozen fruit, too.

Placed in Freezer Safe Ziplog Bag
Placed in Freezer Safe Ziplog Bag