Halibut

Halibut

(Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

In the winter months there is a good supply of white halibut. Occurs in the Atlantic Ocean, not in the North Sea. In addition, there is sufficient halibut in cultured form for sale. Most fresh halibut on the Dutch market is imported. Because of its large size, the fish is usually sold in slices or fillets.

Halibut is an elongated, thick-fleshed flatfish with a pointed head and a long tail. The color of the halibut's back is green/brown to black and its underside is white. Maximum length 3m.

Taste

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Method of preparation

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Nutritional values

445 kJ / 110 kcal, 1.9 g fat (of which 0.6 mg Omega-3), 19 g protein, 0.4 mg iron, vitamins A, B, D and E

Alternative

Avoid / Catch

Eastern Atlantic Ocean, from Spitsbergen and Barents Sea to the Bay of Biscay Western Atlantic Ocean, from Greenland to Cape Cod.

Fish fact

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More information

There are several types of halibut available. Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) is a pretty bland fish in any shape or form. The Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepsis) is a better alternative to the Atlantic halibut.