Do you think vermouth would work? White wine? Thanks! (I'm not at home and thus cruelly separated from my own liquor cabinet!)
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White wine would be fine; a dry white if you have it.
Thank you both! Wine was fine (perhaps sherry would have been better?) and everyone gobbled the halibut down!
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Sherry would definitely have been different because it would have imparted a nutty flavor. All sherries have quite complex flavor profiles. I would really like Fino Sherry with the halibut.