Turbot fish

Bløgget oppdrettspiggvar renses og pakkes av Ulland AS på øya Hidra i Flekkefjord. The turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) is a species of flatfish in the family Scophthalmidae. It is a demersal fish native to marine or brackish waters of the North Atlantic, Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

Rapporter et annet bilde Rapporter det støtende bildet. There are other species of flounder available that fishmongers may try to sell you, but turbot is arguably superior and European turbot more so than its Greenland cousin.

Buy it whole, in fillets or as steaks. While wild is regarded. This means that they are easy prey for other fish , even though they spend the first year of their lives on the rocky sea . A highly valued food fish , the turbot lives along sand and gravel shores. Global supplies are limite which accounts for the high price this fish commands. Farmed production in France, Spain and Chile is supplementing wild harvests.

Farm-raised turbot are generally smaller (to pounds) and milder in flavor than wild turbot , which can reach pounds but average pounds. If I had been asked to blind taste farm-raised turbot and wild turbot I .

Feed mainly on other bottom-living fishes (sand-eels, gobies, etc.), and also, to a lesser extent, on larger crustaceans and bivalves. Highly esteemed food fish. Choose from the whole turbot fish or prepared filleted boneless or steaked portions.

Superb quality turbot delivered within hours. Unfortunately much turbot fishing is unsustainable and farmed turbot is recommended as the best sustainable choice. They are flat, roundish-oval salt-water fish that are sandy-brown coloured on their top side, and white on their undersides. I thought it was terrible. I expected it to taste like sole or plaice.

Instea it was mealy and fell apart in my mouth. After a bit or two I stopped eating it – mostly because of the texture. Turbot are a type of flounder. Is this how turbot is or could this have been bad?

It was from a reputable shop, though I did get a bit more whiff of the fish as I opened it. It is sometimes referred to as European turbot , but should not be confused with Greenland turbot (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) which is closely related to arrowhead flounder. Wild turbot can be found in the Mediterranean, eastern Atlantic, and North Sea.

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