Wednesday, April 1, 2009

More on Alaska Halibut

As I mentioned earlier Alaska Halibut is now available fresh in most markets. Here are some nutritional information and a nice recipe to try out.

Halibut is a naturally lean and light fish, it is high in nutrients such as potassium and magnesium and is low in overall calories, fat and sodium.

Information based on 3.5 oz./100 grams

Calories: 140, Protein (g): 26, Fat (g): 3, Saturated Fat (g): 0, Sodium (mg): 70, Cholesterol (mg): 40, Omega-3 (mg): 500

Now to the good stuff, being a native Texan I picked out this Mexican style recipe which I think really compliments the fish. You can use this to bake (roast), or grill. The oven should be 400 degrees, grill about 375 (med-high), cooking time approx. 10 minutes per inch of thickness, (weight, width, length don't matter, always judge cooking time by the thickness of the fillet), or until just opaque throughout. Serves 2.

Cilantro-Lime Alaska Halibut

1/2 Tsp. Lime zest, grated

3 Tbsp. Cilantro, chopped

1 Tbsp. Garlic, minced

1/4 Tsp. Cumin, ground

1 Tbsp. Olive oil, EV

2 - 6 to 8 oz. Alaska Halibut fillets
Salt and Pepper to taste, recommend sea salt.

1. Combine lime zest, cilantro, garlic, cumin and olive oil.

2. Season halibut to taste with salt and pepper; coat pieces with cilantro-lime mixture.

3. Roast or grill until cooked through.

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