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GCD1962

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Re:Fresh Halibut Mon, 03/28/11 10:49 PM (permalink)
I buy all my Halibut (and other fish items) from suppliers in Alaska. The Halibut goes from the boat, to process, to the freezer so it's really more fresh than buying fresh somewhere else. I keep it in the freezer for over a year at times and it's still perfect. For Halibut and King Salmon I purchase from  http://www.alaskacannery.com/  ask for Dick, super guy to work with.
 
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    pnwchef

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    Re:Fresh Halibut Tue, 03/29/11 8:35 AM (permalink)
    GCD1962


    I buy all my Halibut (and other fish items) from suppliers in Alaska. The Halibut goes from the boat, to process, to the freezer so it's really more fresh than buying fresh somewhere else. I keep it in the freezer for over a year at times and it's still perfect. For Halibut and King Salmon I purchase from    ask for Dick, super guy to work with.


    That's not really a bad price for the 10lb package. I figure after knocking down the Halibut tail half, I got about 8lbs from a 10lb half, making it a 80% yield, 20% waste. the last time I bought a half a Halibut was two years ago. I told the Fish Monger we ate the last piece of his fish two months ago, making the last few pieces frozen for 20 months. I told my wife not to expect much, I would have to check out the Filet after it thawed, we were both impressed with the quality of a 20 month frozen fish filet. I will be making the family fresh batter dipped Halibut today from some small end and scrap pieces. the taste of the fresh Halibut does not come a close to frozen, the taste of the fresh is fantastic....................PNWC
     
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      BelleReve

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      Re:Fresh Halibut Fri, 04/15/11 4:35 PM (permalink)
      Our local paper's food ads came out two days ago with halibut advertised as $5.99, I'm in shock, get to the store, there's two packages with 3 fillets in them each, about 4"x6", 1/2" thick, but the package is labeled $23.95 a pound.  So I say to the guy behind the counter, will they adjust the price at the register?  He never cracked a smile, then informs me it's $5.99 a fillet. 
       
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        Foodbme

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        Re:Fresh Halibut Sat, 04/16/11 3:44 PM (permalink)
        We can get good Halibut here ON SALE for $18.99 a # @ AJ's Fine Foods. http://www.ajsfinefoods.com/pdf/WeeklyAd.pdf
        <message edited by Foodbme on Sat, 04/16/11 3:46 PM>
         
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          pnwchef

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          Re:Fresh Halibut Sat, 04/16/11 4:58 PM (permalink)
          here are a few pictures of the Halibut half............



           
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            lleechef

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            Re:Fresh Halibut Wed, 05/4/11 12:41 AM (permalink)
            We caught quite a few halibut on our boat (no luck with the Mayor and Jan when they went out with us) in Prince William Sound.  Sometimes it was a matter of hours that we caught the fish and it wound up on the grill.  It was a gastronomic delight.  My friends used to say, "you're so lucky, it's $8.99 at the market".  Right.  Figure in the cost of the boat, the insurance, the dock fees, the FUEL, the gear, the bait, etc.......we figured that fish cost us somewhere around $65.00/lb.  But who cared?!  We had fun and we caught fish and it was delicious.   
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              Re:Fresh Halibut Wed, 05/4/11 2:48 AM (permalink)
              That's about the way I figure the cost of venison. When you add in everything, including the medical bills for the back after you've dragged your deer two miles out of the woods, not to mention all the other costs of a hunt and you're talking about $80-$100 a pound. I know walleye costs me at least $40 a pound, and salmon and steelhead -- you don't want to know.
               
              By the way, welcome back lleechef.
              <message edited by Michael Hoffman on Wed, 05/4/11 2:49 AM>
               
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                mayor al

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                Re:Fresh Halibut Wed, 05/4/11 5:20 AM (permalink)
                Yeah Lisa, Welcome back. Nice to read your messages again.
                We recall our day with you on the water. No luck fishing, but I will not forget you working that little one-burner stove in the boat-cabin making a great meal for all of us.
                Here's the lunch we enjoyed at the Seaview Cafe in Hope, Alaska with Lisa a few years ago.

                And here she is working hard in the tiny cabin of her boat.
                 
                 
                #38
                  Sundancer7

                  Re:Fresh Halibut Wed, 05/4/11 7:06 AM (permalink)
                  Welcome back chef Lisa.  We all look forward to your post of great culinary skills.
                  If anyone knows how to prepare Halibut, I am sure that it is you.
                   
                  Paul E. Smith
                  Knoxville, TN
                   
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                    lleechef

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                    Re:Fresh Halibut Wed, 05/4/11 9:41 AM (permalink)
                    Thanks Mr. Hoffman, Mayor and Sundancer.  Nice to be back.  Mr. Mayor, I thought you promised not to show that pic.....no, I guess it was the one of me patting the pooches, the Twin Peaks one. 
                     
                    Anyway, after all the fishing I've done I have to say that catching a halibut is the best.  You can pretty much tell where the salmon and trout are but those darned halibut are lying on the ocean floor, at least 200 ft. down.  You have to have a lot of patience (and a lot of fuel as you tend to go farther and farther out in search thereof) but it pays off in the end if you actually get one.  We would go back to the dock in Whittier, fillet it, pack it in the cooler, drive home and fire up the grill.  Big slabs of grilled 'but with a little tomato-basil beurre blanc sauce and you think you died and went to heaven. 
                     
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                      buffetbuster

                      Re:Fresh Halibut Wed, 05/4/11 10:01 AM (permalink)
                      Welcome back lleechef!!!!  You were greatly missed!
                       
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                        Michael Hoffman

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                        Re:Fresh Halibut Wed, 05/4/11 10:08 AM (permalink)
                        I, for one, was hoping for the Twin Peaks photo.
                         
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                          lleechef

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                          Re:Fresh Halibut Wed, 05/4/11 10:35 PM (permalink)
                          Thank you buffetbuster!
                           
                          And Mr. Hoffman you will need to talk to the mayor about that Twin Peaks pic.  Hopefully he lost it.  I'm sure y'all would rather look at that lovely halibut above.
                           
                          It was $18.99 in our local market yesterday and it did not look pristine.
                           
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                            Michael Hoffman

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                            Re:Fresh Halibut Wed, 05/4/11 11:08 PM (permalink)
                            That halibut is lovely to look at, but ... .
                             
                            At the Giant Eagle supermarket here it was $19.99. That's a drop from $22.99 about two weeks ago.
                             
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                              mayor al

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                              Re:Fresh Halibut Fri, 05/6/11 5:42 AM (permalink)
                              89 MH. 
                                The Photo in question is filed in the 'Greatest Roadfood Personalities' folder on my desktop. It is a classic and will remain in the dusty files as far as I am concerned.
                                  Some years back, 1988 or so, I caught a 47 lber in Salas Puedas Bay near Ensenada, Baja del Norte. One of the deckhands fillet it for me into some wonderful 'steaks' . That is only only Halibut "keeper" I have ever caught.
                               
                              A quick side note. All is well. The Doc says he thinks he got it "ALL".   Home safely.
                              <message edited by mayor al on Fri, 05/6/11 5:51 AM>
                               
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                                Michael Hoffman

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                                Re:Fresh Halibut Fri, 05/6/11 10:24 AM (permalink)
                                No fair! That was a great shot of those puppies. But I'm glad you're back and good, you old reprobate.
                                <message edited by Michael Hoffman on Fri, 05/6/11 10:25 AM>
                                 
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                                  Hot Dog Empire

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                                  Re:Fresh Halibut Fri, 05/6/11 4:30 PM (permalink)
                                  Michael Hoffman

                                    you old reprobate.

                                   
                                  LOL! wow, I have not heard that word in years! Good Stuff
                                   
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                                    mayor al

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                                    Re:Fresh Halibut Fri, 05/6/11 4:54 PM (permalink)
                                    MH,
                                    Puppies? we only had McDuff at that time. We got Demi  later that year !  Oh, perhaps the K-9's weren't what you were describing?
                                    Hot Dog Empire, Reprobate is one of the nicer things that OLD FART in Ohio calls me. B  U  T , he is older than me, so we cut him some slack when he goes over the edge !!
                                     
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                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                      Re:Fresh Halibut Fri, 05/6/11 5:08 PM (permalink)
                                      Puppy. I mant puppy. Now I'll bring lleechef's wrath down upon me. And I can't imagine what else you might have thought I was describing.
                                       
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                                        agnesrob

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                                        Re:Fresh Halibut Fri, 05/6/11 7:52 PM (permalink)
                                        Lleechef,  Welcome back. When I first joined you posted often and then disapeared. Glad to see you return!!
                                         
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                                          lleechef

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                                          Re:Fresh Halibut Sat, 05/7/11 9:59 PM (permalink)
                                          Thank you agnesrob for the welcome back.  I'm very glad to be back!
                                          As for Mr. Hoffman and The Mayor, well, they seem to be somewhat distracted for some strange reason.  Something to do with dogs and Twin Peaks....I dunno.......I thought we were talking about halibut here!
                                           
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                                            Michael Hoffman

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                                            Re:Fresh Halibut Sat, 05/7/11 10:02 PM (permalink)
                                            Well, you see there are these twin peaks that we always used as markers for heading back to the harbor after a day of fishing. As you probably know, sometimes in the northern lattitudes compasses can go a little crazy.
                                            <message edited by Michael Hoffman on Sat, 05/7/11 10:04 PM>
                                             
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                                              lleechef

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                                              Re:Fresh Halibut Sat, 05/7/11 11:09 PM (permalink)
                                              Talk to Bushie.  He's the expert on crazy compasses and twin peaks! 
                                               
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                                                Michael Hoffman

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                                                Re:Fresh Halibut Sat, 05/7/11 11:13 PM (permalink)
                                                Hey, I'm a Coast Guard licensed unlimited skipper. I know compasses and peaks
                                                 
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                                                  lleechef

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                                                  Re:Fresh Halibut Sat, 05/7/11 11:55 PM (permalink)
                                                  Stick to the compasses......you'll have better luck with the halibut.  Those fish are not partial to peaks.
                                                   
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                                                    Michael Hoffman

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                                                    Re:Fresh Halibut Sun, 05/8/11 12:00 AM (permalink)
                                                    Yes Ma'am.
                                                     
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                                                      mayor al

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                                                      Re:Fresh Halibut Sun, 05/8/11 11:18 AM (permalink)
                                                      Janet still has a 'life-goal' of a Halibut fishing expedition to Alaska. I don't know if we can ever get back there. But she sure wants to try, so I will keep the plans near the top of the 'to-do' list.
                                                       
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                                                        Re:Fresh Halibut Thu, 11/17/11 8:54 PM (permalink)
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