Alaskan Halibut-On a cold day, or a Sunday night supper… Tastes, good!

 You could never think about a holy food, until you come across Alaskan halibut, halibut joins hali (holy) and butte (flat fish). This food is popular on catholic holy days, and regarded as a highly food fish. Halibut are often boiled, deep-fried, or grilled while fresh. Noted for its dense and firm texture, halibut has ultra low fat content, which makes its smoking difficult.

Why you should choose Alaskan halibut over other seafood?

  • Low fat content makes it consumable for people who are fitness freak.
  • Healthy source of protein, low in saturated fats, omega-3s, selenium, vitamin D.
  • A good source of vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and folic acid that lower levels of homocysteine, a compound that can damage artery walls.
  • Halibut is a very good source of magnesium, a natural calcium channel blocker, which lessens resistance and improves the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body.
  • Intake of halibut improves the electrical properties of heart cells thereby protecting against fatal abnormal heart rhythms and making less blood clot inside arteries.
  • If cooked well and handled with care, it tastes delicious.
  • It tastes great and it is easy to prepare (approx. 25 minutes).

Ingredients Required-

  • Halibut Fillets
  • 1/2 cup finely-chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup green peppers, finely-chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely-chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup finely-chopped carrots
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine divided
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley 

Preparing method-

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

Alaskan Halibut’s ease of preparation belies its spectacular results, whether it is grilled … cooking, making it suitable for all types of cooking methods, yielding. Halibut is a popular flatfish with a fresh and unique taste. Besides being a great source of necessary nutrients in the body, it has a delicately sweet flavor making it everyone’s favorite. It is a lean fish with a snow-white flesh that contains few bones and is a very good source of high quality protein.