Most people don't realize how nutritious seafood can be, especially when grilled and served with steamed or boiled vegetables as a side dish. One of the healthiest types of fish out there is halibut. This is a lean fish that is low in calories, fat and sodium. Halibut is a large, flat fish found in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans that offer a number of nutrition benefits, some of which are difficult to find in other foods.
One reason you should add more halibut to your diet is that it has many cardiovascular benefits. Halibut is high in omega-3 fatty acids and helps to prevent irregular heartbeats. It also helps to keep blood flowing freely through arteries and helps to lower cholesterol. In addition to this, halibut is high in vitamins B6 and B12 as well as folic acid. This lowers homocysteine in the body, which can cause damage to the arteries.
Halibut has also been shown to improve brain and kidney function. Halibut can also help promote a healthy immune system, can lower the chance of stroke and improve the functioning of the nervous system. In order to see many of these benefits, however, it is recommended that you eat halibut and other fish like it at least three times a week.
There many amazing recipes out there that feature halibut, and you will find something for every taste. The following halibut recipe is nutritious and filling:
Grilled Halibut with Lemon and Rosemary Marinade
3 tablespoons of dry white wine
3 tablespoons of lemon juice, fresh
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of chopped rosemary, fresh
4 six-ounce halibut fillets
salt and pepper, to taste
Step 1: In a shallow dish, whisk the wine, lemon juice, rosemary and olive oil together. Gently coat the fillets of halibut in this mixture and allow to marinate for at least one hour. You can keep the halibut in the bowl during the marinating process or place the halibut and marinade in a bag together. Keep the halibut refrigerated while marinating.
Step 2: Heat a skillet to medium-high heat. You shouldn't need to grease the skillet as the marinade has olive oil in it, but you can put a small amount if you wish. Place each halibut filet on the skillet, season with salt and pepper and cook for three to six minutes on each side. You should avoid turning more than once as halibut can easily fall apart. You will know the halibut fillets are done as they will begin to flake and lose transparency, becoming completely white. Serve hot with your favorite side dish.