Grilled Halibut with Walnuts and Chèvre

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Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

Pacific halibut is one of the giant fish that haunt deep waters from central California to the Bering Sea. Because halibuts can reach five hundred pounds, they are nicknamed “halibut whales.” Coastal tribes often called a halibut “old woman” or “wrinkled-in-the-mouth” from their special halibut hooks, which they often carved in the shape of an old woman. To outwit the halibut, which sucks in food like a vacuum cleaner and expels what it doesn’t want, the Indians constructed these V-shaped h