Anyone who has caught a halibut on a rod and reel knows just how fun that experience can be. How hard they pull, the splashing, riding an ocean boat to the fishing grounds…it’s the whole experience which usually makes halibut fishing in Alaska so fun. After the catch, the other best part is eating the fish! There are countless ways to prepare your fish in mouthwatering ways, but today we are going to tell you how to make a cheesy halibut dip so good that your friends and family will love you when you bring this dish to parties, family gatherings, or even to the office.
This cheesy halibut dip couldn’t be easier to make and is adaptable to accept any creative additions you might like. Let’s dive in.
2 medium cans (or 4 small cans) of chopped green chili’s
8oz cream cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
2 cups mayonnaise
1 Tbs minced garlic
1 Tbs jalapeno juice
Fry/cook your halibut in a healthy amount of butter until the halibut can be flaked or falls apart. Drain remaining juices. In this case I cooked the halibut and set it aside in the refrigerator in the morning before our party that evening. This process could be done separately if time doesn’t allow later.
Add all other ingredients in the crock pot on top of your cooked halibut meat. Using a crock pot makes this process very easy and only requires you to monitor the heat and stir as necessary as all of the ingredients melt into the final cheesy halibut dip.
When the dip is piping hot, stirred, and ready, serve on baguette or crackers. Salt to taste or add something like Johnny’s seasoning salt, minced jalapenos for added heat, or anything else that you might want to try. This recipe is very flexible and is ALWAYS a hit!