Atlantic Halibut

Atlantic Halibut

Origin : From Virgina to the Arctic Circle

 Season: May to October

 Size: up to 2.5M and 300 kg

 Latin name: Hippoglossus hippoglossus

 

Description: 

This white-fleshed fish with a very fine taste is the largest sea bottom fish, many confuse it with turbot. Its notoriety gives it the greatest commercial value of Atlantic fish.

 

Although the Atlantic halibut fishing season is from May to October, you can find it all year round in good fish stores.

 

The halibut belongs to the family of Pleuronectidae most of which have both eyes on the right side of their body. They swim with the left side facing the bottom and the right side, or eye side, facing the surface. The fact that they have a dark side and a white side allows them to hide from certain predators.

 

The male halibut reaches maturity after 7 or 8 years while the female can go up to 20 years.

Small halibut mainly eat shrimp and crabs. As they grow, they abandon the invertebrates and change for flatfish such as redfish and pollock.

 

The nutritional values of halibut are excellent since it only contains 100 calories per 100 gram serving with more than 20% protein. It also stands out on its supply of vitamins and minerals such as potassium, iodine, and phosphorus as well as vitamins B12, B3, B6.

 

You can prepare halibut in any ways your imagination can take you.