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When I was growing up in Washington we spent a lot of time talking about the Native American people and their culture. We even have little assemblies that we would put on for our parents where we dressed up like the Native Americans, sang their songs and danced their dances. As a little kid it was awesome. As I got older it was interesting and you quickly learn that fish was and in some places still is incredibly important to those people. Seafood is a big deal in the PNW but what always made me laugh was although it’s such a big deal everyone heads up to Alaska to fish for the year. And now after having this citrus Alaskan Halibut thanks to Alaska Seafood, well I get it now. It’s kind of totally delicious.

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And here’s something I didn’t know, the largest of all flatfish, “Alaska Halibut can grow to an impressive size—well over 500 pounds or more, although the average weight is 35-50 pounds—helping to establish its reputation as the world’s premium whitefish. Its mild, slightly sweet flavor and unique firm texture have made Alaska Halibut a favorite of chefs and consumers alike.” Dude, that’s a big fish!

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I’ve always been a little timid about seafood. Cade loves it, but I don’t love that overly fishy flavor and smell and I don’t know how to prepare it. But, I’ve been dying to try halibut and I can’t believe how nice the flavor and texture is. I guess it really is true that high quality fish makes a world of a difference. This particular fish was prepared by Cade with a citrus seasoning and olive oil then a squirt of fresh lime for serving over a bed of corn and black bean salad. It was lovely and totally healthy!

Is Halibut a Safe Fish to Eat?

Halibut tends to be low to moderate in mercury content and is considered safe to eat.

Halibut will also provide you with some omega-3 fatty acids and is a good fish for promoting a strong heart.

Halibut also contains vitamin B12, vitamin B6, as well as folic acid.

Can You Eat Halibut Raw?

Any  salt water fish (halibut, ling cod, bream, branzino, NZ fish, sablefish…) can be eaten rare or raw.

Salmon can be eaten raw from the ocean, but once it has entered fresh water, it is not safe to eat raw.

How Do You Know When Fish is Done?

When fish reaches the proper cooking temperature, it becomes opaque and flakes.

The fish should break easily into flakes when you nudge it with a fork.

Citrus Alaskan Halibut

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Citrus Alaskan Halibut

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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 fillets


  • 2 Halibut Fillets from Alaska Seafood
  • McCormick Fiesta Citrus Seasoning
  • Olive Oil
  • Lime halved


  • Heat a well oiled grill to medium high heat.
  • Drizzle a little olive oil over each side of the fish and sprinkle with the seasoning.
  • Grill for 4-6 minutes per side and serve with a squirt of fresh lime juice.


left overs will keep for 3-4 days in the frig
Nutrition Facts
Citrus Alaskan Halibut
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 371
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 199.9mg67%
Protein 75.7g151%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • Simple, easy idea.I have the McCormick spice. Just need the fish & lime !
    Was also curious about the salad the fish is resting on. Glad you gave source for recipe.


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  • Can you let us know the recipe for the salad the fish sits on? It looks so yummy.

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  • That fish looks so meaty. What a treat, wish Alaska was around the corner. I guess it is good to find out about locally sourced fishes and how they help the communities over here because the English sure love their fish.

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    • That is the truth!

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  • I love halibut and this sounds wonderful!

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  • That looks delicious! Love the salad you served alongside it too. 🙂

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    • That salad is one of our summer favorites!

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