Make This At Home: A Senior Eats™ Recipe for Halibut with Apple Slaw

Sunrise Senior Living  |  September 18, 2013

At Sunrise communities, dining is all about fresh, flavorful and nutritious meals. Sunrise chefs meet the unique nutritional needs of seniors, while also creating a variety of delicious and creative offerings.

This year, Sunrise hosted the first-ever Senior Eats™ Nutritional Challenge at The Fairfax, a Sunrise community in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Five chefs from Sunrise communities across the U.S. and Canada competed in the cook-off competition.

This recipe, brought to us by Robert Robertson of Sunrise of Oakville (Ontario), features halibut and apples, both very nutritious ingredients. Halibut is rich in selenium, a powerful antioxidant.  It is also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and B-12 vitamins, and apples are very high in fiber, of course.

Halibut with Apple Slaw
Serves 6
6 (1 ½ lbs total) halibut steaks
¼ cup low fat mayonnaise
2 tbsp honey
1 lemon, juice and zest
1 ½ tsp chopped fresh dill
¾ tsp chopped garlic
Fresh black pepper to taste
3 granny smith apples, peeled / cored / julienned
1 red onion, peeled / julienned
¼ cup vegetable oil
3 oz. unsalted butter

  1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, honey, lemon juice and zest, dill and garlic.  Season to taste with pepper.
  2. Drain the apples well, then toss the apples and onions with the mayonnaise dressing.  Refrigerated slaw until ready to use.
  3. Heat the oil over medium heat.  Add the fish and sear well on both sides. 
  4. Add the butter und heat until bubbling. Spoon the butter over the fish to baste while cooking the fish through.
  5. Arrange the fish on a serving plate.  Top with the apple slaw.  Serve immediately.