Young people, away from home, serving sentinel during the cold war in the vastness of Alaska -how to spend off duty hours during the long daylight of summer? Why go fishing, of course! The tales of giant Alaska halibut do have a basis in truth. Some of those giant fish were taken by the airmen of Elmendorf Air Force Base. Recipes were shared back and forth as everyone sought their favorite way to enjoy the bounty taken from the Alaskan waters. My later to be wife found that this recipe was one her favorite recipes from way back then.
We have enjoyed halibut in foil cooked over the coals of a fire on camping trips.