Halibut, Chicken halibut

Fletan

Appears in

A Feast of Fish

A Feast of Fish

By Ian McAndrew

Published 1989

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Halibut is the largest of all the flat fish with recorded landings of fish up to a staggering 252 kg/560 lb. This size of fish is, however, quite rare; the normal size ranges from about 2.25 kg/51 b through to 5.5-7 kg/12-15 lb.
The halibut is a rather sleek-looking fish, its elongated diamond-shaped body being a dark, black-green colour on its back and pearl white on its underside. With its rather pointed head, it cannot be mistaken for any other fish, except perhaps for the Greenland halibut, or mock halibut, which is a much inferior fish, but the colour of its skin is not so dark and it is also quite a bit cheaper.