from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several large edible flatfishes of the genus Hippoglossus and related genera, of northern Atlantic or Pacific waters.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large flatfish of the genus Hippoglossus, which sometimes leaves the ocean floor and swims vertically.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large, northern, marine flatfish (Hippoglossus vulgaris), of the family Pleuronectidæ. It often grows very large, weighing more than three hundred pounds. It is an important food fish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the genus Hippoglossus, H. vulgaris, and the largest species of the flatfish family or Pleuronectidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes
- n. lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific
Chef Michelle removing seared halibut from the pan.
Because halibut is meaty, it makes wonderful kebabs, aka souvlaki.
Frozen halibut is fine, but the texture and flavor of fresh halibut is far superior, so it's always a happy day when the new halibut season starts.
Sigh, halibut is one of the very most expensive types of fish here so I rarely buy it.
However, when previously frozen halibut is cooked while submerged in olive oil, it stays moist - so long as you don't overcook it.
Fantastic idea of using beets in the risotto and I checked what halibut is in the dictionary and its Greek name is ψήσσα, and must be really good.
Ivy, halibut is a white fish like cod but, like γλώσσα, is a flat bottom-dwelling fish.
The big disappointment, though, is The Ginger's halibut, which is insipid and flabby, and which she goes on whingeing about.
I ordered the broiled halibut, which is seasoned in arreganata bread crumbs with a white wine, garlic butter sauce, $16.50.
The halibut was a little overcooked, making it on the dry side.