Everything you need to know about Halibut

Halibut is a member of the flounder family, even though it doesn't look it. Similar to flounder, when a halibut is first born its eyes are on the sides of its head, but as the halibut matures, the eyes move to the top of the head so that it can watch out for enemies as it swims along the ocean floor.

It's fascinating that ocean halibut can have a dark upper body and a white lower body, which helps them blend into their environment.

An excellent choice for grilling

Because they're so large and firm-fleshed, halibut are cut into steaks, which makes them an excellent choice for grilling. But also try halibut broiled. If you're looking for a fish that holds together well, and has bones that are easy to spot, halibut is a good choice.

From the "Legal Sea Foods Cookbook" by Roger Berkowitz and Jane Doerfer, illustrated by Edward Koren.

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