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Fish Tales| Tagged Seafood

Halibut Dish

What To Know About Cooking Halibut

Categories: Recipes, Specials

One of the tastiest and easiest to find fish, is halibut. Not only is it delicious, it’s also a nutritionally beneficial option, being a rich source of essential fatty acids, protein, minerals like zinc and calcium, and useful vitamins A, E, and D. In addition to its nutritional value, as a non-oily fish it will be lower in both calories and saturated fats in comparison to other fish such as salmon. 

When it comes to cooking halibut, the most important thing to keep in mind is that halibut is a fish that can dry out quickly if cooked for too long. This means for the most part, it’s better to cook it with quicker methods such as frying, grilling, or roasting, or cook it in a liquid to retain moisture.

Halibut is also an excellent choice, due to its firm and subtly flavoured flesh, for cooking via the ceviche method, where the fish is cooked in an acid such as citric acid from a lemon or lime. Just remember that if you’re planning on making ceviche it is essential that you use a well sourced, high quality, fresh cut of halibut. 

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Dangers of Microplastics and Single Use Plastics in the Ocean

Category: Sustainability

If there’s something we always want to be associated with when it comes to our products, it’s that we only source the highest quality of fresh fish and seafood. But what does that mean exactly? 

It means knowledge, experience, working with the right producers, and a commitment to keeping things local wherever possible. 

It also means ensuring that sustainability is a core part of everything we do. Which is something we’re going to look at today, with the lowdown on how plastic consumption affects our oceans.

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Halibut and Cold Smoked Fish: Easy Seafood To Use

Categories: Specials, Sustainability

Sometimes it can be a little intimidating using seafood, knowing exactly how to cook each product, from cooking times to flavour pairings. However two relatively simple seafood products to use are halibut and ready-made cold smoked fish. Halibut is a very forgiving fish when cooked, and cold smoked fish is ready to eat but can also be used in a variety of dishes to add smokiness and delicious flavour. 

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The History of Chowder

Category: Specials

At Oak Bay Seafood, we believe in securing the highest quality of fish and seafood for our customers—all so that you can make delicious meals.

Sometimes we like to give you some inspiration on what exactly to do with our products, which is why this month, we’re going to do a deep dive (pun intended!) on that classic seafood dish: chowder (which can also be bought prepared from us directly).

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Using Canned Salmon

Category: Sustainability

We won’t argue that canned salmon is just like fresh salmon—nothing can beat that—but we will say, if you’ve never tried canned salmon, or have been put off by it, it’s time to give it a chance. 

It’s affordable, sustainable, and most importantly, delicious! To help convince you, we’re going to explain a little about what goes into the process of making canned salmon and tell you about some of the tasty things you can do with it. 

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Christmas Table

Seafood for Christmas: Scallops, Whole Salmon, and More!

Category: Sustainability

While for many the classic image of a Christmas feast is of a golden roasted bird - specifically a turkey, front and centre with a glutton of trimmings festooning it, there has often been a place for fish and seafood at the centre of the table. 

Here we take a look at a few global traditions as well as ideas for delicious meals made with seafood, from scallops to salmon. 

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Smoked trout over linguine

All About Smoked Fish

Category: Recipes

Smoked fish is something that the Pacific Northwest is famed for, and as such we think it’s the perfect product to highlight this month!

Here at Oak Bay Seafood, we’re proud to be able to carry on that tradition with a wide range of the very best smoked fish and seafood, so read on to find out more about the process, a great pasta recipe, and some of the amazing fish and seafood you can order directly from us.

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Dungeness Crab

All About Halibut and Crab

Pacific halibut are some of the largest fish and are native to the north Pacific, occurring in the northeast from the Bering Sea and Alaska to California, but are most abundant off the coasts of  British Columbia. They have a flat, diamond-shaped body and can attain a length of over 8 feet and a width of over 5 feet.

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Cooking with Sardines

Category: Recipes

Sardines don’t get the praise they justly deserve. They are a nutrient-rich, small, oily fish which are a good source of Omega 3 Fish oils, and having a can or two stocked up in your pantry means you can always create a tasty dish in a pinch.

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