My buddy Mike and his wife Christine went up to Alaska a few months back. When the returned, they gifted me some beautiful salmon fillets and a few backs of halibut. I will say this: I have never been fishing in the ocean, and the only halibut I have ever eaten has been from a restaurant or purchased at the grocery store. The halibut they brought back from Alaska was incredible. Halibut is a firm, white-fleshed fish with a wonderful flavor, and can be used in a number of different ways. I made some a couple of weeks ago, just seared in a cast iron pan and topped with a black-eyed pea relish. It was amazing.