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Captain Pip's Fried Wild Alaskan Halibut

Updated: Feb 29

By Pip Fillingham

F/V Whatever

Enjoy the crispy perfection of Captain Pip's Fried Wild Alaskan Halibut. These wild Alaskan halibut fillets, coated in a flavorful mix of spices, are fried to golden brown. Paired with tartar sauce, this dish offers a delightful taste of wild Alaskan seafood.


3 eggs

1/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon lemon pepper spice

1 teaspoon red pepper

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 sleeve Ritz crackers

2/3 cups all-purpose flour




Thaw wild Alaskan halibut at least four hours before use.

2 Cut thawed fish into 2” x 3” thick pieces, slicing horizontally or lengthwise.

3 Prepare a wash with 2/3 mixed eggs and 1/3 milk. Add granulated garlic, lemon pepper, and red pepper to the wash.

4 Soak wild Alaskan halibut fillets in the wash for 3 – 6 hours (adjust based on your schedule) in the fridge.

5 Create a mix of flour + crushed Club or Ritz crackers in a large bowl (2/3 all-purpose flour and 1/3 crushed crackers). Tip: Put crackers in a bag and use a rolling pin to crush.

Add lemon pepper, black pepper, and granulated garlic to the flour/cracker mix.

7 After soaking, dip the halibut fillets into the flour mix, coating both sides. Set aside on a plate.

8 Heat ¾ inch of vegetable oil in a pan until it reaches around 300 degrees.

9 Carefully drop the halibut fillets into the oil. Cook for 1–2 minutes on each side until golden brown.

10 Remove from the frying pan and place on a plate with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Repeat for all halibut pieces.


Serve with tartar sauce and enjoy your Captain Pip's Fried Wild Alaskan Halibut!

In Captain Pip's Cordova, AK kitchen ready to feast on wild Alaskan Prince William Sound halibut.
Captain Pip fried halibut

In Captain Pip's Cordova, AK kitchen ready to feast on wild Alaskan Prince William Sound halibut.

Left to right: Captain Pip, Andrea, Adra, Margo

* "or whatever" is a true Captain Pip-ism. So much so that his fishing vessel is named the Whatever. Captain Pip is a commercial fisherman in the Prince William Sound and Copper River fisheries.

Good to Know STORY


Captain Pip married Alaska Fresh owners, Adra and Juro, on his F/V Whatever in the Alaskan Prince William Sound.


In Alaska, each resident can perform a wedding ceremony once without being ordained.


This law exists because there are so many rural communities and homesteads in the state, and due to the long distances between lightly populated communities, it is not always possible for a judge or ordained individual to be present for a marriage.


Adra and Juro's marriage certificate says Officiant: Cap'n Pip. Now that is Alaska Fresh.



*Visit our store to learn more about the variety of fish Alaska has to offer, such as Copper River king salmon, wild Alaskan halibut, wild Alaskan black cod (sablefish), and more.

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