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Prices to fishermen for halibut decreased by 35 cents this year, while sablefish dock prices increased by 50 cents.
This year, our fish is halibut, which is expensive, and not to everyone's taste.
Pair entrée choices, filet of beef with black truffle potato gratin, rack of lamb with eggplant caponata, or pan seared halibut with roasted fingerling potatoes.
Preparation Prepare a grill for medium heat; oil grates. Finely grate lime zest directly onto halibut and lightly drizzle with oil; season with salt and pepper.
The price pushback coincides with a broadside from millions of pounds of cheaper Atlantic halibut flooding fresh fish markets.
Lovely Martha had high counts of rockfish and lingcod on one trip and then striped bass and 29-pound halibut inside the Bay on another trip.
In general, halibut caught today in Gulf of Alaska waters near popular fishing destinations like Homer are smaller than halibut of the mid-1980s, when the derby began.
Shown above is one of the most colorful dishes of the evening, a halibut cured with a bracing vinaigrette and shards of pink beet meringue and plenty of miniature vegetables and greens.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of halibut
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