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Poached Prince William Sound Halibut in Thai Coconut Curry Broth

Updated: Feb 29

Unlock gourmet flavors with our cherished recipe, ideal for those frozen Prince William Sound halibut moments. Experience Prince William Sound halibut fillets poached in a zesty Thai coconut red curry broth, served over sautéed spinach. Elevate your frozen Prince William Sound halibut with this simple, extraordinary dish, a culinary journey that turns the ordinary into a gourmet delight.

Yields: 4 servings


2 tablespoons olive oil

24 ounces fresh spinach

Salt and pepper to taste

3 shallots, diced

1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste

1 ½ cups chicken broth

1 (14 ounces) can of coconut milk (can use light)

½ teaspoon sugar

4 Prince William Sound halibut fillets

¼ cup cilantro, plus more for serving

¼ cup green onions, sliced on the bias, plus more for serving

1 lime, juiced (cut the other half into wedges for serving)


 For serving

2 cups steamed jasmine rice

Lime wedges




Prepare the Spinach

1 Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a deep skillet over medium heat.

2 Add fresh spinach to the pan and season with salt and pepper.

3 Toss the spinach until it begins to wilt. Remove and set aside.


Prepare the Curry Broth

1 Wipe the pan, add another tablespoon of olive oil, and sauté diced shallots until tender.

2 Add Thai red curry paste, chicken broth, coconut milk, and sugar.

3 Bring to a simmer, reduce heat, and let the curry reduce by half. Adjust seasoning.


Poach the Prince William Sound halibut

1 Lightly season Prince Wiliam Sound halibut fillets with salt.

2 Place fillets into the broth, spooning some over the top.

3 Cover and poach for about 5 minutes until cooked from medium-rare to medium.


Assemble the Bowls

1 Distribute sautéed spinach in serving bowls.

2 Carefully place a halibut fillet on each bed of spinach.


Finish the Curry Broth

1 Stir in cilantro, green onions, and lime juice to the curry broth.

2 Ladle the broth over each halibut fillet.


Garnish and Serve

1 Garnish with fresh cilantro and green onions.

2 Serve with steamed jasmine rice, if desired.

3 Accompany with lime wedges for an extra burst of flavor.



Good to Know STORY


Curry, with its ancient origins in Indian cuisine, has evolved into a diverse global phenomenon. The term "curry" doesn't denote a specific dish but rather a category of dishes that vary widely in flavors, ingredients, and preparations.


Popularized by British merchants in the 18th century, commercial curry powder doesn't fully capture the depth of authentic Indian curry, which often relies on freshly ground spices.


Beyond its rich taste, curry offers potential health benefits through ingredients like turmeric, ginger, and garlic. Its global popularity has led to countless regional adaptations, from Japanese katsu curry to Caribbean curry goat, reflecting a fusion of flavors and culinary creativity.


Curry holds cultural significance, being intertwined with familial traditions and communal gatherings, making it a cherished and dynamic dish enjoyed worldwide.



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