3.5 oz. (100g) raw edible portion
Calories from Fat 18
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 0g
The female halibut is usually larger than the male.
Almost all Atlantic halibut and a good deal of Pacific halibut is sold fresh. An individual boat quota system for the Pacific fishery (called ITQs), allows fishing vessels to fish their quotas throughout the March 15-November 1 season, bringing a steady stream of fish into the market.
Other steak fish such as tuna and swordfish can be substituted for halibut.
The Atlantic halibut is found primarily around Atlantic Canada, and the Pacific halibut can be found in the Gulf of Alaska and south to California. Frozen product also comes from Japan and Russia.
The majority of halibut are caught by longliners with the fish being dressed on-board immediately after they are caught.
Fresh Pacific halibut is available from March to November, and Atlantic halibut is available year-round.
Halibut meat is very mild and sweet.
Halibut meat is fine-grained with firm flakes.
Halibut can be grilled, baked, broiled, sautéed, or poached, and because its meat is so firm, it is perfect for kebabs.
The belly cavity of a fresh halibut should always be filled with ice or gel packs to prevent the growth of bacteria.
Halibut is appropriate for casual dining, fine dining, hotels, and resort/clubs.