Delicious Gluten Free Foods Are Now Available at Atlantic Seafood Market
Big news at Atlantic Seafood Market - we're now offering a full line of healthy and delicious gluten-free foods at our Old Saybrook seafood market. Try some of our gluten free muffins (which are also dairy and grain free), our gluten-free soups, gluten-free lobster basil bread, and all of our gluten-free, flavor-packed snacks & meals today!
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Read This Post Just For the Halibut
A cousin of the Flounder, Halibut is a salt water-dwelling flatfish. In regard to its name, there is a bit of controversy as to its origin. The most frequently held notion is that it is a portmanteau of two Italian words meaning "holy" and "flatfish". People who subscribe to this idea say that this name came about as a result of the popularity of Halibut during the season of Lent. Others hold that the name Halibut comes from a Swedish word meaning "a fish that can be found in deep holes". Whatever its backstory might be, Halibut is a delicious and widely popular fish that won't be disappearing from the culinary world any time soon.
The Halibut is a fish of the North, known to populate the northern regions of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. They are typically found in deeper waters, but generally can be spotted anywhere from 40 to 3,600 feet below the surface of the sea2. They prefer cold waters, which is evident by their choice of location. Of the many different varieties of flatfish, Halibut are the largest, with the largest catch on record weighing in at a whopping 459 lbs. Most Halibut are significantly smaller than that, but as Flatfish go, they take home the prize for size.
As is the case with most fish, Halibut present a white underside. Their tops and flanks usually exhibit a mottled dark brown hue which helps to serve as a camouflage near the ocean floor. A rather unique trait of the Halibut is the fact that while it is born with one eye on each side of its head, one eye will migrate to the same side as the other as they reach maturity. Once this happens, they begin to look more like Flounder, as they have a similar eye arrangement.
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