Wild Alaskan halibut is a perennial favorite, and we can't get enough of it. Its flesh is thick, meaty, and firm, and its flavor is sweet and rich. In addition to its excellent flavor and texture, it affords the cook many options. You can grill, roast,
or broil it.
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 $26.00
8 oz. for $13.00
-- Spiced Halibut and Lime Skewers (Pamela Salzman)
-- Grilled Halibut Niçoise with Market Vegetables (Andrew Knowlton /