Hi everyone! This post is part of a series with Love Local Food, highlighting recipes and tips for some of the awesome ingredients in their weekly local food boxes! They are a new company here in the Comox Valley with a passion for supporting local businesses. They offer no contact order and delivery to connect you with some of the amazing food vendors we have in our area.
The topic of this week’s blog post is fish – specifically halibut. Fish is a great source of protein, and is often recommended as part of a heart-healthy diet because it contains beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. These fats help maintain healthy blood pressure and blood vessel function. There is also ongoing research looking at the potential role omega-3 fatty acids may play in prevention of other diseases like cancer and dementia.
What about the mercury in fish? Most of the fish commonly eaten in Canada (including halibut) are relatively low in mercury, and not a cause for concern. Predatory fish are higher in mercury as it accumulates higher up in the food chain, so consumption of these types of fish should be limited to keep exposure at safe levels. You can find out more from HealthLinkBC.
Halibut is a mild tasting fish (making it a crowd pleaser in general) with white flesh. It lends itself well to accompany a variety of different flavour profiles in creative recipes! In terms of sustainability, Canadian Pacific halibut is also a good choice – you can find out more at the Marine Stewardship Council.
Now, on to the recipes!
- Crispy Baked Fish Tacos
- Butter Roasted Halibut with Asparagus & Olives
- Mediterranean One-Pan Baked Halibut with Vegetables
- Grilled Halibut
- Soy Mirin Glazed Halibut with Asian Stirfry
- Thai-style Halibut with Coconut Curry Broth
What are your favourite ways to prepare & enjoy halibut?