Tender, flaky and incredibly moist, halibut is a highly-sought after white fish. With a slightly sweet and mellow taste, halibut has also been compared to the beloved tilapia.
Halibut is a flatfish common for grazing in shallow waters. It has eyes on one side of its body and swims sideways along the ocean floor. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this fish can also weigh up to 500 pounds and grow to be more than 8 feet long!
With its gentle taste, halibut can easily absorb bold flavors to create unforgettable meals in the kitchen.
Is Halibut Healthy?
Healthline states that halibut is rich in micronutrients, such as Magnesium and B12. This fish can improve your heart health and decrease inflammation. It’s also a great source of protein and omega-3.
The FDA lists halibut as a “Good Choice” on their chart when concerning mercury contamination. This means that although this fish can be enjoyed regularly, it's recommended to consume no more than once per week.
At Tonight We Dine, our seafood is wild-caught from the fresh waters in Alaska. Flash-frozen on the boat, our Alaskan Halibut Filets do not contain any sodium tripolyphosphate to preserve the ultimate freshness of the fish. Our seafood is sourced from ethical and quality fishermen around the world.
How To Cook Halibut
Halibut is a highly beloved fish due to its tender, mild texture. With its high moisture content, this fish has the perfect level of flakiness in every bite.
It’s important to know that this white fish can also be easy to dry out or overcook. The overcooked meat might be mushy and lose its flaky appeal. Common cooking methods to preserve the quality of the fish include baking, poaching, steaming or braising.
Baked Halibut Recipe
Make it a date night or explore a new meal with this delicious halibut recipe. As an easy, quick meal, you’ll love pocketing this new halibut recipe to recreate regularly.
- 4 8-oz Alaskan Halibut Filets
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Fresh basil
- Fresh cilantro
- Lemon wedges
- In a small bowl, combine paprika, salt, black pepper and lemon juice. Add in the olive oil, 1 teaspoon at a time. Mix this until well combined.
- Place the halibut filets in a glass or stainless steel bowl and brush each side with the mixture. Allow the fish to marinade in the fridge for 10 to 20 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
- Place the seasoned filets on the baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
- After the timer is up, set the oven to “broil” for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Remove the filets and sprinkle with fresh cilantro and basil. Squeeze lemon wedges over the filets for additional flavor.
The fish will flake easily and lose its transparent color when it’s completely cooked. Seafood Nutrition Partnership suggests cooking the fish to an internal temperature of 140°-145°.
Serve this delectable fish with soft brown rice or savory roasted potatoes. A fresh summer salad or grilled asparagus is also excellent on the side.
Whether you bake this flavorful halibut recipe with lemon or poach your halibut with refreshing cherry tomatoes, our Alaskan Halibut Filets are tender and rich in protein. Wild-caught and flash-frozen on the boat, they are individually sealed and ready to cook.
For more fresh, delicious catches, check out our wild seafood collection.