Known to grow more than 8 feet long, fresh Alaskan halibut is huge when it comes to texture, flavor and nutrition too. Considered to be a lean, low fat, low sodium fish, it is rich in magnesium and potassium. The texture is firm but flaky and the meat tastes phenomenally sweet. With that said, here are five ways to dress up a few grilled fillets for dinner tonight:
Many visitors to Alaska's Inside Passage who take Alaskan seafood home with them are unaware of various ways that smoked salmon can be used in the average kitchen. Many people will slice it and put it out as appetizers on special occasions, and although it serves that purpose very well, there are other ways to enjoy this treat. Smoked and canned salmon is becoming particularly popular among home cooks because of its versatility, and it can be found in abundance in all of the port cities.
We here at Tanner’s Fresh Fish Processing understand that for landlocked folks, the joys of cracking open a delicious Alaskan king crab may be a bit of a mystery. So this week, we decided to divulge the secrets of opening up the beauties in impeccable style:
Let’s start with the basics of Alaskan king crab anatomy shall we? What many people may not know is that there is more than one type of Alaskan king crab found in the Last Frontier State’s waters. The one that we currently have on offer at Tanner’s Fresh Fish Processing is the Alaskan red king crab. When it comes to culinary purposes, they tend to be one of the most flavorful and tender. They also have a stunning, burgundy red shell that only looks better once the crustacean is cooked properly.
Sockeye Salmon Cooked on a Plank?
Grilling salmon on a plank is a tradition that has its roots in northwestern Native American culture. They would take fresh salmon (almost as fresh as ours!) and cook it on small cedar logs over burning coals. The result was a deliciously sweet and smokey fish that is impossible to resist.
Alaskan razor clams are one of the Last Frontier’s gifts to the world. They’re an incredibly scrumptious, healthy and multipurpose protein source that deserves a featured spot at the dinner table. So why not incorporate them into amazing soups and chowders tonight?
Short on ideas? Don’t worry. We have a few to spare. For starters, you could combine our sweet tasting clams with other Alaskan seafood and make zuppa di pesce. It’s a tomato based dish that typically includes Alaskan razor clams, spotted shrimp, mussels and red mullet. However, we like to replace the red mullet with Alaskan halibut, cod or rockfish. You could also make a very flavorful soup with our Alaskan reindeer sausage and Alaskan razor clams. The dish is typically made with whole tomatoes, kale, white beans, assorted herbs and basic seasonings.
Salmon has long been touted as one of the most healthy foods available. With the main focus on the long list of benefits provided through the consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids. But did you know that eating fish like the Alaskan king salmon can also provide special support for joint cartilage, insulin effectiveness, and control of inflammation in the digestive tract?
Romantic murmurings tend to take center stage in the first few weeks of February. So before everyone finalizes their Valentine’s Day plans, we wanted to talk about romance and the health benefits of Alaskan seafood. For centuries, Alaskan seafood has held a place on American’s list of aphrodisiacs and with good reason. It contains nutritional attributes that are known to make people feel healthy and on top of the world. Of course feeling that way can also inspire romance.
Alaskan coho salmon (or silver salmon) is the best choice of fish for those who are looking for an in-between salmon with a great taste, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and high in protein. That is, it's not too big and not too small (about 8-12 pounds); It's got some fat, but not a lot (perfect for poaching); and it's price is average for salmon, but won't break the bank. Perfect for a fancy dinner or for just family.
For a perfect poached coho salmon, try this recipe:
If there is one thing that we know here at Tanner’s Fresh Fish Processing, it’s that Alaskan seafood may be used to make healthy, mouth-watering meals year round. One comforting, filling dish that we would suggest serving during the winter months is our curried Alaskan seafood bake. It’s made with a trio of the freshest, most flavorful seafood around and is ready to serve in 40 minutes.
To successfully make 6 servings of Tanner’s Curried Alaskan Seafood Bake, you’ll need the following items:
Are you looking for a protein and zinc rich dish to serve your family and friends this weekend? If so, we’d like to recommend Tanner’s Alaskan King Crab casserole. It will take you a little more than an hour to pull the Alaskan King Crab Casserole together and your family should love it.