A Delicious Flatfish
Halibut is the largest fish in the flatfish (Pleuronectidae) family. During the winter months, we switch from using Alaskan halibut to Arctic halibut because the fish migrate north. Comparably, the fish are very similar. Arctic halibut is slightly bigger making the fillets thicker and the flesh softer. Halibut is a white fish with a mild flavor and a slightly sweet taste. Arctic halibut has an opaquer white color compared to Alaskan halibut’s translucent flesh. Just like the King Salmon, it’s usually best to err on the side of undercooking it rather than overcooking.
This halibut was caught in the oceans surrounding Norway. Fisheries use a bottom line to catch these fish and use circle hooks (instead of single or double barbed hooks) that decrease mortality rates when non-target animals are caught. It is currently unranked by the Monterey Seafood Watch Program.
As a 100% transparent and sustainable seafood supplier, Royal Hawaiian was one of the first seafood processors in the country to collaborate with the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch program to ensure that we only sell products from fisheries that are responsibly harvested or aquacultured.