All hail halibut! Its flesh is thick, meaty, and firm, and its flavor is sweet and rich. It also affords the cook many preparation 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 $22.00
8 oz. for $11.00
-- Grilled Halibut Niçoise with Market Vegetables (Andrew Knowlton / Bon Appétit)
-- Slow-Roasted Citrus Halibut With Herb Salad (Alison Roman / The New York Times)