Source: America's Favorite Food Associations

Broiled Halibut Steaks with Cranberry
A tasty main dish!
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: about 20 minutes


4 halibut steaks, 1-inch thick
1 tablespoon Crisco® Vegetable Oil
1 onion, medium, finely chopped
12 ounces cranberries, fresh
1 pear, ripe but firm, peeled, cored and chopped
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup water
pinch cloves, ground
salt and pepper
1 cup walnuts, pieces, coarsely chopped

Rinse the halibut steaks in cold water and pat
dry with paper towels.

In a medium saucepan, heat the vegetable oil.
Add the onion and cook over moderately high
heat until the onions are soft and very lightly
browned, about 5 minutes. Add the cranberries,
pear, sugar and water and stir to mix. Heat the
berries over moderate heat, cover and cook,
stirring occasionally, until soft, about 15 minutes;
do not boil or the berries will cook to a
purée. Stir in the cloves, salt and pepper and
taste the compote for seasoning, adding more
sugar if the cranberries are especially tart.

Preheat the broiler, set the oven rack about 4
inches from the heat and lightly oil the broiler
pan rack. Season each side of the halibut steaks
with salt and pepper and set the steaks on the
broiler rack. Broil the halibut for 3-4 minutes,
turn the steaks and broil on the other side
until the fish is just opaque through, 4-5
minutes longer. Meanwhile, reheat the compote
and stir in the walnut pieces.

Transfer the halibut steaks to individual dinner
plates, spoon the cranberry compote partly over
and alongside the halibut and serve immediately.
Garnish with pear wedges or chopped walnuts if
you like.