Carol Bontekoe

This blog has been keeping track of my adventures since 2004. The stories and the adventures have come from my college dorm room to Uganda, Peace Corps Kyrgyzstan, learning Dutch in the Netherlands to living in the wilds of Homer, Alaska. I went back to school in Amsterdam to study Theaterwetenschap (Theatre Science) at University of Amsterdam. And now my adventures as a Fruit Fly, a Sexy Unicorn, and creating a movement with Team Sparkle in Chicago.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Poor Man's Lobster

t's hard to believe that anything involving Halibut could have a title involving "Poor Man's", but in Alaska you get used to it. With such an abundance of Halibut and Salmon-although this year has not been a good year- around people will just give away a few filets to a poor parking attendant(*Couch*me*Couch*). They have gotten very creative about how to cook Halibut up here in Homer Alaska-the Halibut Capital of the World.

Since I caught my first fish ever a tiny(by Alaskan Standards) 25lb Halibut I wanted to treat myself and some friends to some Poor Man's Lobster.

Here's how it goes:

You get some 7up and put it in a nice tall pot. place that pot on a stove. Turn on the stove and get a nice rolling boil going.

While the 7up is boiling chop up your halibut into nice cubes.

I recomend 1 1/2 inch cubes... but to be honest any size is fine.

Drop your halibut cubes into the boiling 7up.

Wait till they have cooked enough that they are floating on the top(give them a lil time at the top) than scoop them out.

Melt some butter.

Pour the butter on top and...

ta da

a yummy yummy meal that sort of tastes like Lobster- Use Real butter(look for the Real Seal) and you can never go wrong.

I hope you enjoy this Alaskan Treat.

I know my science nerd friends and I enjoyed it.


  1. A Touch of Dutch said...

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing! I'll give this a try. Honestly, I'm curious. I love the taste of lobster, so I look forward to this :-)

  2. Anna said...

    Hey! Are you going to have some of this on the stove for me when I get to Homer this summer?!

    Are you coming up to Fairbanks at the end of this month still? If you already told me yes, I am losing large chunks of my mind lately, so you may have to fill me back in. I've got a spot for you reserved in my car still!!!

  3. Anna said...

    Hey Carol- Man! Sounds like a tough choice on airline tickets. That's too bad you won't see the interior. Are you still going to be around in Homer on July 29-31st? If so, I'll see you/crash with you then?? You could get a one-way to Anchorage for the 28th if you wanted, and then ride with us to Homer on the 29th. Just an option. Okay- later!

  4. Anna said...

    Hey - where should we meet in Homer on the 29th? And when? How can I get in contact with you?