Got Halibut? Then Butter Poach It.

Until I moved to the Pacific Northwest, halibut was not much of a fresh seafood option for me.

These days I'm surrounded by fishing buddies with freezers full of flash frozen and vacuum sealed halibut caught on Alaskan fishing trips.

So, I was thrilled to get ahold of some big chunks of white fish flesh ... until I actually cooked it.

I constantly managed to turn this delectable seafood into dry, overcooked blocks of something closely resembling styrofoam.

Then someone told me I should try poaching it in butter.

Butter poaching fish changed my world. It'll change yours. Try this recipe:

Butter Poached Fish

Check out the recipe in this blog post by author Hank Shaw with photography by Holly Heyser.