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Alaska Halibut Tacos with Cucumber Salsa

Alaska Halibut Tacos with Cucumber SalsaRecipe courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup diced English/seedless cucumber
1 green onion, sliced
1/2 cup grape or pear tomatoes, halved (optional)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh fennel (optional)
1 tablespoon white balsamic (or rice) vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil - divided use
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
4 Alaska Halibut fillets (4 to 6 ounces each), fresh, thawed or frozen
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
4 (8 to 9-inch) tortillas or flatbreads
1 cup (3 ounces) crumbled goat cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine cucumbers, green onion, tomatoes and fennel.
  2. In separate small bowl, blend vinegar, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, salt and pepper, to taste. Pour over cucumbers; set aside.
  3. Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Halibut under cold water; pat dry with paper towel.
  4. Heat a heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brush both sides of halibut with remaining oil. Place fillets in heated skillet and cook, uncovered, about 3 to 4 minutes, until browned. Shake pan occasionally to keep fish from sticking.
  5. Turn fillets over and season with thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Cover pan tightly and reduce heat to medium. Cook an additional 6 to 8 minutes for frozen halibut or 3 to 4 minutes for fresh/thawed fish. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout. Remove from heat and break into large chunks.
  6. To Serve: Divide halibut among tortillas. Sprinkle on goat cheese and top with cucumber salsa.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 498; Total Fat: 23g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 145mg; Total Carbs: 27g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 46g; Sodium: 507mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.