Hot smoked halibut with crispy herbs and dried fish

Royal Greenland

Royal Greenland

Standard Supplier 25th September 2017
Royal Greenland

Royal Greenland

Standard Supplier

Hot smoked halibut with crispy herbs and dried fish

Greenland halibut has snowy white meat and practically no risk of bones. The meat has a soft texture and a mild umami flavour.
In this recipe, we encourage you to try smoking your own fish, as Greenland halibut is particularly suitable for both hot and cold smoking.
If you prefer not to smoke your own fish, our Greenland halibut is also available as hot-smoked whole fillets, expertly smoked over beechwood at our smokehouse in Hirtshals, Denmark.


  • 300 g Royal Greenland halibut
  • Salt and sugar
  • Little smoke sawdust
  • A handful of green lentils
  • Cotton for growing
  • the lentils
  • 12 pearl onions
  • 12 small radishes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 250 g Cream Cheese
  • 1 tbls Creme fraiche 38%
  • A little dried fish


Soak the lentils in water overnight and spread them out on a piece of cotton. Let them sit a couple days until they start to sprout.
Sprinkle fish with salt and sugar and leave to soake/marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
Place a little smoke saw dust in the bottom of a smoking kettle and place the fish with a little distance to the saw dust. Fire up the saw dust in the smoker and let it burn for a few minutes until the fish has taken the taste of the smoke. Take up the fish and bake in the oven if necessary. Let the fish cool to room temperature.
Peel the onions, wash the radishes and make 12 balls from the cucumber. Steam the vegetables in separate saucepans with a little seawater and butter.
Stir cream cheese and crème fraiche together and use a piping bag or a plastic bag for portioning.
Place the tempered halibut on a plate, serve the vegetables on top and fill the gaps with cream cheese. Pick the sprouts you need at the base so that the lentil shell and a bit of the root is visible. “Plant” the sprouts in the cheese so they stand up and sprinkle with grated dried fish to make it look like newly fallen snow. Serve at once.

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