Turbot and halibut

These large, flat fish are in a sense aristocrats, with halibut averaging 4-6 lb (1.8-2.7 kg) and turbot weighing up to 14 lb (6.5 kg).

Both have firm white flesh with the finest flavour and, because the flesh isn't delicate, it can stand up to more robust kinds of cooking. Greenland halibut is now widely available in-store filleted and is always very reasonably priced.

Best for grilling, frying, baking or cutting into cubes for kebabs, it can be poached or steamed, too.

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