Whether you’re an angler focusing on catching salmon, halibut or other popular fish that live in the waters of Alaska, every fisherman has one thing in common: cooking up their catch. It’s one thing to know the type of bait to use, how to cast the line and understand a variety of luring techniques, but fishing isn’t completely satisfying unless you can prepare a meal out of your catch. Fish is a food that offers an array of health benefits, including healthy types of fats and oils.
Let us help you plan ahead for cooking your fish after your long-awaited fishing tour in Alaska! Read on for some reasons to eat fresh-caught fish, along with a couple delicious Alaskan fish recipes.
Good reasons to eat more fish caught in Alaska
Whenever fish is brought up in discussions of nutrition, it’s most always salmon that gets a lot of the praise. And it does not come as any surprise—salmon boasts omega-3 fatty acids, which are found to be effective as an anti-depressant. Omega-3 is crucial in maintaining your brain’s neurons and can raise your serotonin levels. Here are some other benefits:
- Heart health: Eating moderate amounts of salmon instead of red meat or poultry can protect you from heart attacks, high blood pressure and stroke. Simply consuming wild salmon once or twice a month can significantly lower your risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease.
- Vision: High levels of omega-3 fatty acids from salmon can help you maintain your vision as you age. Eat salmon regularly to reap eye health benefits.
- Weight loss: Are you trying to lose weight? One portion of salmon offers more than 50 percent of your protein for the day. It helps you stay on a weight loss routine while you build muscle, not fat.
- Healthier immune system: Halibut contains selenium, which regulates vitamins C and E. These vitamins contribute to antioxidant activity to enhance your immune system.
The best Alaskan fish recipes
Many fish recipes are simple enough that even the novice chef can prepare them. This is fantastic news! Here are some of our favorites.
Grilled or oven baked salmon
1 fillet wild Alaskan salmon
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp lemon pepper
1 whole lemon
If frozen, thaw and rinse fillet. Cut every four inches lengthwise, penetrating about halfway through the fish. Heat your oven to 375 degrees, or your grill to medium. Mix oil, pepper and garlic in small bowl. Cut lemon into wedges for serving. Place fish skin side down on foil. Coat fillet in oil mixture. Fold foil around fillet. Cook until fish is opaque and flaky, about 20 to 30 minutes.
Beer battered halibut
1.5 lbs halibut
1 cup Bisquick
6 oz beer
2 cups Panko bread crumbs
Thaw fish, remove skin and cut into 1×1 inch pieces. Combine Bisquick and egg in bowl. Whisk in beer. Dip halibut chunks in batter, coat with Panko and deep fry in 350-degree oil for about three minutes. Serve with tartar sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.
Ready to start catching some fish? Call Phantom Tri-River Charters to book your fishing tour in Alaska today!
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