Flounder's largest cousin, ocean-dwelling halibut has a dense, firm, meaty flesh that needs little seasoning and stays intact even when grilled. Experiment with this versatile fish and work your way through our collection of 18 recipes that run the gamut of cooking methods -- including steaming and roasting -- and mix things up with flavorful toppings and sides.
This dish may look complicated, but it's really quite simple: Place halibut fillets atop a bed of sauteed leeks and shallots, sprinkle with sauteed mushrooms, and roast. Serve drizzled with chive oil and alongside a colorful beet salad.
Serve seared halibut fillets atop layers of pink grapefruit salad and sauteed shiitake mushrooms. Cover with a thickened sauce made from the grapefruit juice, cream, and butter.
After searing the halibut fillets, top with thinly sliced artichoke, onion, and lemon that have simmered in lemon juice. You'll have extra vegetables and sauce; try the reheated leftovers with pasta or toasted crusty bread.
Try this recipe for roasted halibut and zucchini with butter sauce if you like your meals both easy and flexible. Roast the fish and the accompanying vegetable at the same time in a single baking sheet. Meanwhile, cook the butter sauce on the stovetop, substituting water for the wine if you prefer.
Celebrity chef Eric Ripert cooks halibut fillets in their own individual Dutch ovens, along with equally divided portions of English peas, shredded iceberg lettuce, and chicken stock or fish "fumet."
Roast poblano peppers on a gas burner, grill, or under the broiler for the smoky salsa that dresses up chef Emeril Lagasse's fish tacos made with meaty grilled halibut.