Without a doubt, I had some of the best and freshest halibut one day when I purchased it from Arctic Choice Seafoods at the South Anchorage Farmer’s Market. I vividly recall that when I cooked that halibut, my neighbors started coming around and banging on the door to try some! Everyone thought it was the freshest cleanest fish they had ever eaten. In fact, it remains the benchmark by which I judge all other halibut!
Yesterday, I was honored to act as one of the judges for the annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood. This was my second time sitting in the hot seat, and again it was my pleasure to be there. Overall, there were ten judges and we sampled about fifteen items. I can’t reveal any details regarding our opinions, but I can tell everyone to stay tuned for next week when the winners will be announced at a gala event in Anchorage. The winners will be sent to the International Boston Seafood Show in March where they will have a booth and serve samples of the winning product.