Wild Halibut Tails
Your Alaskan halibut has been quick-frozen to lock in the flavor and nutrients, and shipped to you on dry ice. Upon arrival, please freeze or refrigerate. Fillets will keep in the freezer for approximately 3-4 months; once thawed they should be cooked and used within 1-2 days.
Once a frozen fillet is thawed, it can be re-frozen though we do not recommend it, as taste and quality may begin to suffer. No fillet should be re-frozen if it has been thawed 2 days or longer.
The best way to thaw your halibut is to leave it in the refrigerator overnight (in its pouch), allowing at least 8-10 hours. Trying to rush the process by thawing at room temperature or placing the frozen pouch in warm water is definitely NOT recommended, as it can cause the halibut to lose flavor and texture. If you must thaw your halibut quickly, place the frozen pouch in a bowl of cool water for 30-45 minutes, and then continue thawing in refrigerator.
Regardless of how you like to cook your halibut (bake, broil, grill, sauté or poach), we believe the key to success is to SLOW DOWN! Slow cooking locks in the natural juices, for a more succulent flavor. When the flesh turns from translucent to just about completely opaque, and flakes easily with a fork, it is done. Here are some specific guidelines by cooking method:
TO BAKE: Pre-heat oven to 275°. Place halibut fillet on a cookie sheet brushed with olive oil, and bake for approximately 20 minutes. Do not flip fillet.
TO GRILL: Brush grill with olive oil PRIOR to heating. Once the grill is medium-hot (you should be able to hold your hand 6 inches above the grill for 5 seconds), brush the top of each halibut fillet with olive oil, and place on the grill. Season with salt and pepper. Grill fillet until the sides begin to turn opaque. Flip once, and continue grilling until fully cooked.
TO BROIL: Place halibut fillet on a broiler pan brushed with olive oil, on oven’s middle rack. Broil about 10 minutes or so, though keep watching to avoid overcooking. Do not flip fillet.
Take fresh pineapple & cut into rings for the grill (canned are ok too!) - grill until the sugars start to carmelize, then allow to cool. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes, and in a large bowl mix with diced red bell peppers, chopped cilantro, chopped kiwi fruit and red pepper flakes (to taste).
Toss with olive oil or red wine vinegar as desired, and enjoy!
|Varied Servings Per Container|
|Serving size||3 oz (85g)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1.5g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0.5g||3%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 0g||0%|
|* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
|Ingredients: Wild Alaskan Halibut|
4 thick-cut halibut fillets
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt & peppper to taste
For the Butter Sauce:
1 cup white wine
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp heavy cream
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp freshly ground white pepper
1/4 cup shallots, chopped finely
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks sweet cream butter, unsalted
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
To make the sauce, place wine, water, shallots, vinegar, salt and pepper in a sauce pan over medium to high heat. Bring to a boil to reduce it about 1/3 cup. Transfer to a food processor bowl to puree. Once pureed, transfer back to the sauce pan and add the cream.
Turn the heat to low, and add butter little by little, slowly whisking with a wire whisk after each addition (this should take about 3 to 4 minutes to add all the butter). Beat steadily, the sauce should never boil. Add lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Keep warm until ready to serve.
When ready to cook, preheat your grill to 375 degrees. Add olive oil to a dutch oven and place inside the grill to preheat. Season halibut with salt and pepper and place inside the Dutch oven. Cook approximately 3 to 4 minutes per side, until internal tempature reaches 130 degrees F and fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Serve halibut with butter sauce. Enjoy.
This recipe is from our friends at Traeger Grills.
The largest flatfish in the sea, halibut are individually caught by hook and line along the continental shelf of the Pacific Northwest at icy cold depths of 900' or more.
The result is a lean, light whitefish with sweet, delicate flavor, perfectly firm texture and pure snow-white flesh. Halibut will hold its shape and texture whether baked, broiled, grilled, poached or steamed, and its flavor works equally well with bold sauces or simple spritz of lemon.
Each order contains approximately 2.5 lbs. of skinless Wild Halibut tails (about 4 oz per fillet).