We can't get enough halibut. Its superior flesh is thick, meaty, and firm, and its flavor is sweet and rich. It also affords the cook many options, including grilling, roasting, baking, and broiling.
Halibut is among the largest fish in the sea—it is certainly the largest flat fish. Its usual size ranges from 20 to 40 pounds, but it can grow to 8 feet long. These days halibut is strictly managed by the Pacific Halibut Commission. Seafood Watch rates it a “Good Alternative,” and it is MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) Certified. Moderate mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $27.50
8 oz. for $13.75
-- Halibut with Spicy Sausage, Tomatoes, and Rosemary (Nick Nutting / Bon Appétit)
-- Pan-Roasted Halibut with Herbed Cannellini Beans (adapted from Bon Appétit)