This post is sponsored by Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. I’m thrilled to be partnering with ASMI to share a series of delicious recipes highlighting sustainable, wild-caught seafood from Alaska.
Try this Alaska sablefish poached in brown butter with baby potatoes and kale for your next date night in or Fish Friday. It’s easy, delicious, and packed with Omega 3s.
Have you ever tried Alaska sablefish? Otherwise known as black cod, it’s a mild but rich whitefish that has even more Omega 3s than salmon. Sablefish holds together well, so it’s ideal for a variety of cooking methods, from grilling to frying to poaching.
For this recipe, we’re poaching wild Alaska sablefish–not in water, not in regular old butter, but in BROWN BUTTER. Why? Brown butter is one of the best ways to add extra richness and an irresistible nuttiness to your food with only a few extra minutes of work. It’s good in everything from rice dishes to chocolate chip cookies.
Along with a little lemon, brown butter serves as the poaching liquid for this Alaska sablefish and as a sauce for vibrant kale and adorable baby potatoes. This is pretty much my dream meal for spring!
Let’s talk a bit about poaching. It basically means cooking in a small amount of liquid that’s hot but not quite boiling. It’s perfect for seafood because it’s such a gentle cooking method that it makes overcooking unlikely.
When you poach in butter instead of water, it makes the fish exquisitely rich, tender, and flavorful. And as I mentioned before, using brown butter instead of regular butter makes this taste (and smell!) even better.
In case you missed it, I’m sharing a whole series of creative gluten-free recipes featuring seafood from Alaska in partnership with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute this year. I’ve already shared stuffed avocados with Alaska crab, sesame-crusted Alaska salmon salad, gluten-free fritto misto with Alaska seafood, and pumpkin alfredo with seared Alaska scallops.
Fish from Alaska is always wild-caught in a way that’s sustainable for the environment. Alaska seafood is harvested seasonally and available frozen, canned and smoked year round. When you buy Alaska seafood, you can be confident that it’s a healthy choice for you, your family, and the planet–what more could you ask for?
If you’re looking for Alaska sablefish, you can order it frozen online! It’s available in many grocery stores as well. To defrost frozen fish, remove it from its packaging, place in a bowl, and thaw overnight in the refrigerator. You can also cook it directly from frozen depending on the recipe.
If you’re as excited about sablefish as I am and want more ways to cook it, check out these recipes: smoked Alaska sablefish from Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, honey lime Alaska sablefish from Running to the Kitchen, and gochugang glazed Alaska black cod from Diverse Dinners.
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