A marvelous, meaty option, halibut is more luxurious than inexpensive mild white fish fillets like tilapia, haddock, or catfish. Like most fish, halibut is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids (approximately 740mg in one five- to six-ounce serving!), plus magnesium and niacin. Like many types of seafood, halibut pairs especially well with citrus, such as our recipe for Halibut with Grapefruit and Rosemary, pictured here. The fish is broiled and served with a generous drizzle of an earthy grapefruit syrup.
Halibut is also a fantastic fish to use in a mixed seafood stew, soup, or salad that calls for white fish. Because it’s meaty, it doesn’t fall apart or overcook easily when cooked. It’s a great option for an Italian-style cioppino that also features lobster, shrimp, squid, and cockles. With a delicate tomato broth and plenty of herbs, a superstar cioppino recipe will bring big flavor to the dinner table.