Halibut


Halibut -

A large flat-fish, longer than the flounder, covered with scales and showing brown above and white on its under side. It is very abundant on most northern coasts from Norway to the United States, and is often of great size - some specimens have weighed five hundred pounds. It is in season all the year and is largely eaten both fresh - generally broiled in the form of steak - and cured by salting and smoking. In England it is known as the "workhouse turbot" because of its cheapness.

"Chicken halibut," much the best eating, is the young fish, averaging two to ten pounds in weight.

halibut is often substituted for turbot. It can, however, be readily distinguished in the whole fish as the turbot has spots on the back and the halibut has not. The turbot is also much wider for its length than the halibut.


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