After the trip of a lifetime, you return home with an ice chest full of fish. You may be wondering, how do I store all this fish and how do I prepare it to taste the best it can? Well even though you left the Last Frontier, we are still here to help you enjoy your catch, wherever you are.
Storing Your Fish
After a successful week of catching halibut, salmon, cod, and so much more, you are definitely going to be walking away with some fresh, tasty fish to take home. In the past, we have sent a group of guests home with 10 boxes, all totalling over 500 pounds of fish! Talk about a great catch. No matter how much you take home, you have to make sure you store them properly.
Each box is professionally packed for travel from “The Last Frontier.” We individually portion all the fish and vacuum seal them for longevity. This allows for easy storage and defrosting in the future.
All fish should remain frozen until ready to cook. Once a fish is taken “off ice” and put in the refrigerator, it can last 2 days before it begins to go bad. To keep the fish from spoiling, keep it frozen in its vacuum-sealing until the day of or day before you plan to prepare it. Thaw it in the refrigerator or in a container of cold water, do not thaw it in the microwave or at room temperature. If you do this, the fish will begin to cook before other parts are thawed if it is in the microwave and bacteria may begin to grow if it is left at room temperature.
Once it is properly thawed, it is ready to start seasoning and cooking. Many prefer their fish grilled or fried, but there are so many tasty options to choose from. Bring out the flavor of your catch with these tips.
Cooking Your Fish
With so many recipes out on the internet, it is hard to know which one will be the best for the fish you caught. Not to mention that fresh-caught fish from Alaska are in a tier of their own! It’s important to know which seasonings go best with each breed of fish. Here are our top 5 tips for our Alaskan caught fish:
- Halibut fish pairs well with butter lemon sauce and rosemary.
- Salmon can be cooked tons of different ways! Experiment with different spices such as basil, tarragon, sage, and parsley.
- Cod is delicious every way you cook it, try pan seared, pan fried, or pan grilled!
- Dolly Varden can be the simplest and tastiest fish with a little butter, salt, and pepper.
- Black Sea Bass pairs well with lemongrass, ginger, and cilantro.
All of this is making us hungry! Are you wanting to have your freezer full of fresh Alaskan fish? With such variety and great chances of catching them, you can experience Alaskan fish all year long after a stay with Alaskan Anglers. Don’t wait! Start your fishing journey and start eating pretty.