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).
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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.