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Over Memorial Day weekend, a Washington state man caught a roughly 7-foot halibut in the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the northwestern part of the state.
On Monday, the pot winner was Zach VanDoren of Mill Valley with a 22-pound halibut, caught on the Berkeley flats.
Incidental catches of Pacific halibut and lingcod were released unharmed.
On the entree side, our salmon and halibut are very popular and so is our pork chop.
The meltingly juicy chunks of skewered halibut for dinner, marinated in cuminy yogurt for hours and dusted with the tangy black powder of grated dried Omani limes, were a revelation.
The toil required to produce this food to their standards vanishes behind the scenes, leaving the guest free to appreciate the apparently simple delights of fried oysters on butter lettuce or whole roasted halibut tails.
After an icy session in a five- or six-millimeter wetsuit, warm up over buttered rum and fresh halibut at Glacier Bear Lodge (from $145).
At ZuZu, a four-course prix fixe menu ($55) will be served from 4 to 9 p.m., with options like slow-braised short ribs and Alaskan halibut.
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Among the different kinds of fish found in the world’s oceans is a group called the flatfish. Flatfish are well named, for they have flattened bodies with both eyes on the upper side of the head. In Middle English the word for flatfish was butte. During the Middle Ages, fish was often eaten on holy days in place of meat. The most popular fish for the holy days was the largest variety of flatfish, or “butte.” Thus, this particular fish came to be called in Middle English halybutte, meaning literally “holy flatfish,” from haly, a form of holy, and butte. In modern English the spelling has been changed to halibut.
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Definition of halibut for English Language Learners
: a large fish of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans that is often eaten as food
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