Alaskan Halibut: 5 Ways to Dress Up Freshly Grilled Fillets

Alaska Hailibut fillet.

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:

Green Chili & Cilantro

Do you want to entice your family to the table with a bit of Latin American flair? If so, dress up our Alaskan halibut fillets with a green chili topping. It’s traditionally made with ½ of a freshly squeezed lime, 4 ounces of diced chilies, 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika, 1 tablespoon of cilantro and ½ cup of dense, plain yogurt.

Lemon & Thyme

If you prefer a bright, clean, herbaceous dressing for your Alaskan halibut fillets, try whipping up a mixture of lemon and thyme instead. Many Alaskan seafood chefs make one by combining ½ teaspoon of thyme, ½ teaspoon of lemon zest, ½ of a freshly squeezed lemon, 3 tablespoons of salted butter and 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard together.

A Taste of Caprese

Our Alaskan halibut fillets also taste fabulous topped with fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, mozzarella and tomato slices too. Place the sliced cheese, tomato and basil onto the fillets first. Then combine the oil and vinegar together. Later, drizzle it over top of the Alaskan halibut fillets right before bringing the dish to your family’s table.

Mediterranean Madness

Would you rather have feta cheese instead of mozzarella? Well then, combine black olives, red onions, green peppers, cherry tomatoes and feta cheese into a bowl. Coat them with Italian or ranch dressing. Then spoon the mixture over top of the Alaskan halibut fillets. For a bit of extra color and flavor, toss on some oregano and basil too.

Italian Masterpiece

Lastly, you may want to dress up your Alaskan halibut fillets with an Italian twist. To do so, combine artichoke hearts, Parmesan Reggiano cheese, mushrooms, black olives and tomato sauce together. Afterward, ladle a respectable amount of the Italy inspired sauce over top of the fish and enjoy.

To inquire about Alaskan halibut and its many uses, please contact us at Tanner’s Fresh Fish Processing. We may also be reached by calling (907) 567-3222.

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Tasty Dinner Ideas that Include Pacific Halibut

Fillet of Halibut prepared with vegetables.

Pacific halibut is a healthy and delicious entrée that can be prepared in a number of ways. Whether grilled, broiled, sautéed, steamed or fried, this fish will delight the taste buds and satisfy even the heartiest of appetites without making people feel sluggish. Pacific halibut also goes well with a number of different starches and vegetables, which means your menu planning has nearly endless possibilities.

Pasta

Pacific halibut goes well with a variety of different pastas, including angel hair, tortellini, ravioli or egg noodles. Drench your pasta in a lemon-butter sauce, or stuff it with cheese, crab or lobster for a delightful and unusual accompaniment.

Starches

Rice is always a popular side dish to serve with Pacific halibut, especially when this meat is steamed or broiled. Couscous is a traditional dish that is served with this fish, and is made by cooking semolina and then adding steamed vegetables to it. Hush puppies, French fries, or potato pancakes are often served whenever this meat is fried or grilled.

Vegetables

Nearly any type of vegetable goes well with Pacific halibut; however, many people prefer eating a combination of steamed or roasted vegetables with it. Some that are often chosen include squash, parsnips, sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower. Au gratin broccoli or cauliflower can also be tasty along with Pacific halibut. Corn on the cob, green beans, and snap peas are all popular choices as well.

Desserts

Desserts that are very light and sweet are often served after meals that include Pacific halibut because they are in keeping with the light flavor of this delicious seafood. Fresh fruit or fruit sorbet is often chosen for this reason. When halibut has been cooked with lemon juice, a lemon pudding may be perfect to serve as well. For a more exotic desert, try grilling mangoes, pineapples or pears, and then drizzling them lightly with honey before serving.

As you can see, there are dozens of delicious food choices that will accompany Pacific halibut perfectly. Are you inspired to try some of them? If so, contact us to have fresh, delicious halibut delivered right to your door.

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Best Family-Style Alaskan Halibut Pie for Early Autumn

Flaky, sweet, white, versatile and nutritious are just five of the adjectives that may be used to describe Alaskan halibut. Gigantic is another one. That’s because these tasty Alaskan denizens of the deep are known to reach weights in excess of 500 pounds! With that said, here’s a look at one great way to prepare the incredible fish for your family this autumn:

Alaskan Halibut Pie

Alaskan halibut pie is a perfect dish to serve in autumn as a late lunch or early dinner. It takes about an hour to make from start to finish and serves six people. In order to make it, you’ll need to obtain the following ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Alaskan halibut fillets from Tanner’s Fresh Fish Processing
  • 1 can Cream of mushroom soup (8 oz. condensed)
  • 1 cup Chopped onion
  • ½ cup Chopped celery
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh parsley
  • 3 tbsp. Salted butter
  • 2 Pastry shells (9 inch)

To start making the dish, place a pot of salted water onto the stove and bring it to a boil. Add the Alaskan halibut fillets to the water and then cover the pot with a lid. Let the Alaskan halibut fillets cook until they flake apart. Once they do, remove the pieces from the water and let them cool.

Meanwhile, add the butter, onions, parsley and chopped celery to a sauté pan. Then sauté the ingredients until they are tender. Next, prepare the condensed cream of mushroom soup and add the contents of the sauté pan to it.

Continue by placing the Alaskan halibut flakes into the bottom of a 9 inch pastry shell. Pour the mushroom soup mixture over the Alaskan halibut and then seal the top of the pie with the other pastry crust. Poke a few vent holes into the top of the Alaskan halibut pie with a standard kitchen fork.

Afterward, place the Alaskan halibut pie into a 350 degree Fahrenheit, pre-heated oven and let it cook. When the pie crust turns a delicious brown, remove it from the oven. Let the Alaskan halibut pie stand for at least five minutes before attempting to serve it.

We should also mention that the Alaskan halibut pie should be filling enough on its own. However, if you want to serve it with a side dish, try using wild rice, boiled redskin potatoes or succotash salad.

To discover more ways to enjoy Alaskan halibut fillets and other fresh seafood this fall, contact us. We sell a vast array of gourmet seafood batters and fresh Alaskan seafood.

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Marinaded Salmon Salad

In 1-quart microwave-save container, measure and combine vinegar, sugar, oil and seasonings ? cup white wine vinegar
4 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. olive oil
? tsp. salt
? tsp. dill weed
? bay leaf
5 peppercorns
1 lb. Alaska Salmon, thawed if necessary, boned, skinned and cut into 1″chunks
? cup thinly sliced onion
? lemon, thinly sliced
Lettuce
12 cherry tomatoes
1 small cucumber, sliced

In 1-quart microwave-save container, measure and combine vinegar, sugar, oil and seasonings; mix well. Microcook, covered, at HIGH (100%) 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until mixture boils. Add salmon. Micro cook, covered, at MEDIUM HIGH (70%) 2 to 3 minutes or until salmon barely flakes when tested with a fork; gently stir salmon after 1-1/2 minutes. Layer salmon, onion and lemon in small bowl; pour cooking liquid over all. Refrigerate, covered overnight. Drain and serve on lettuce-lined salad platter with tomatoes and cucumber slices.
Makes 4 servings.

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Alaskan Halibut Chowder

Saute vegetables in 3 tablespoons butter. Add halibut, chicken broth, salt and pepper…

2 lbs. Alaska Halibut, thawed if necessary

? cup each finely chopped onions, green peppers, celery and carrots

6 tbsp. butter or margarine, divided

3 cups chicken broth

? tsp. salt

? tsp. white pepper

2 cups milk

3 tbsp. flour

2 ? cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

1 tbsp. minced parsley

Remove skin and bones from halibut; cut into bite-sized pieces. Saute? vegetables in 3 tablespoons butter. Add halibut, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Simmer, covered for 5 minutes. Add milk and heat gently. Combine remaining 3 tablespoons butter with flour and add to chowder. Cook and stir until slightly thickened. Add cheese; cook and stir over low heat until cheese melts. Sprinkle with parsley.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

? = Add the amount you like

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Alaskan Halibut Saute – Great Halibut Recipes 

Season halibut with salt and pepper. Saute in 2 tablespoons oil until barely cooked; remove halibut from skillet. Saute vegetables in remaining oil until crisp-tender…

1 lb. Alaska Halibut, thawed if necessary

salt & pepper

3 tbsp. oil, divided

1 cup each thinly sliced carrots, sliced celery, diagonally sliced green

onions and broccoli florets

? tsp. grated ginger root*

? cup chicken broth or water

2 tsp. cornstarch

1 tsp. grated lemon or lime peel

Remove skin and bones from halibut; cut into 1-inch cubes. Season halibut with salt and pepper. Saute in 2 tablespoons oil until barely cooked; remove halibut from skillet. Saute vegetables in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Return halibut to skillet. Add ? teaspoon salt and ginger. Combine chicken broth, cornstarch and lemon peel; add to fish mixture. Cook and stir until thickened and halibut flakes when tested with a fork.

Makes 4 servings.

*1/4-teaspoon ground ginger may be substituted

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Alaskan Halibut Royal – Great Halibut Recipes

Combine sour cream, mayonnaise and green onions; spread over halibut. Sprinkle with paprika…

1 cup dry white wine

2 tsp. salt

1 ? lbs. Alaska Halibut, thawed if necessary

? cup fine dry bread crumbs

? cup each sour cream & mayonnaise

? cup minced green onions paprika

? = Add the amount you like

Combine wine and salt; pour over halibut. Marinate in refrigerator at least 1 hour. Drain halibut on paper towels; dip both sides in breadcrumbs. Place halibut in shallow buttered baking dish. Combine sour cream, mayonnaise and green onions; spread over halibut. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at the thickest part, or until halibut flakes when tested with a fork.

Makes 4 servings.

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Alaskan Halibut with Curried Apple Butter – Great Halibut Recipes

Paint the apple butter mixture on both sides of the halibut steaks/fillets and place on…

1/4 cup apple butter

1/4 cup fat free mayonnaise

1 slice crisp, cooked bacon, crumbled

1 large shallot, thinly sliced

1/2 teaspoon curry powder

4 (4-6 oz. each) Alaska halibut, thawed if necessary

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except halibut until well blended. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Paint the apple butter mixture on both sides of the steaks and place on prepared baking sheet. Broil 4-6 inches from heat source for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at the thickest part, or until fish just flakes when tested with a fork.

Makes 4 servings.

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Chili-Rubbed Alaskan Halibut Kabobs – Great Halibut Recipes

Mix the chili powder, salad dressing and crushed garlic in a bowl. Toss and lightly rub the Alaska halibut cubes with the chili mixture and let marinate…

2 lbs. Alaska halibut (thawed if necessary), cut into 1-inch cubes

8 skewers

1 tbsp. Chili power

4 tbsp. Fat free Italian salad dressing

2 cloves garlic, lightly crushed

Salsa:

1/2 avocado, medium dice

1 large tomato, medium dice

1/2 red onion, medium dice

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, small dice

juice of 1-2 limes

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tbsp. Fresh cilantro, minced

salt and pepper, to taste

Salsa Add half the lime juice, garlic, jalapeno pepper and onion to a mixing bowl. Add the avocado, tomato and cilantro; toss gently, trying not to mash the avocado. Taste, add more lime juice, salt and pepper as necessary. Hold aside, chilled.

Halibut Kabobs Mix the chili powder, salad dressing and crushed garlic in a bowl. Toss and lightly rub the Alaska halibut cubes with the chili mixture and let marinate, refrigerated, for 1-2 hours. Place 5-6 halibut cubes on each of the 8 skewers. Cook the kabobs on a lightly oiled, medium-hot grill, turning until the juices run clear (approximately 8-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish). Place 1 skewer on each of eight serving plates; remove the halibut cubes from the skewer. Divide the salsa among the eight plates and serve.

Makes 8 servings.

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Pan-Poached Alaska Halibut Piccata

Bring water, wine and lemon juice to a boil in medium-sized skillet. Stir in chicken granules. Reduce heat to a simmer, and place halibut fillets in the pan…

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup white wine

2 tsp. Lemon juice

1/8 tsp. Chicken granules 2 (4 oz. each) Alaska halibut, thawed if necessary

1 tbsp. Butter

1 tbsp. Capers

Black pepper, to taste

Chopped parsley, for garnish

Cooked noodles, optional

Bring water, wine and lemon juice to a boil in medium-sized skillet. Stir in chicken granules. Reduce heat to a simmer, and place halibut steaks in the pan. Cover and simmer over low heat, 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at thickest part, or until fish flakes when tested with a fork. Remove fish from pan; keep warm. Boil remaining liquid in pan until it reduces to approximately 1/4 cup. Whisk in butter, and stir in capers. Spoon sauce over fish. Season with pepper, and sprinkle with parsley. Serve on a bed of cooked noodles, if desired.

Makes 2 servings (recipe may be easily doubled)

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