Turbot: A Great Idea for Winter Menus

Our turbot are supplied by Stolt Sea Farm in Spain, who produce the brand Prodemar. New technologies and state of the art facilities have made Prodemar turbot an industry staple, now a healthy, sustainable option internationally because of industry advancement, especially at Stolt. Stolt Sea farm is at the forefront of industry technologies and processes, while also having the necessary industry experience for farming these delicate fish. The farm is also highly involved with the replenishment effort of wild populations in the North, Baltic, and Mediterranean seas.

Turbot is an inshore flatfish that’s known for its delicate flavor, bright white flesh, and firm texture, very similar to wild halibut or fluke. Though similar to these fish, turbot has great availability over the winter months when wild fish sometimes become scarce, therefore making it a popular, highly reliable winter menu item. The four fillets it yields can be poached, pan fried, or sautéed, though the whole fish is also popularly roasted, especially the small, one-pound fish.

This left-eyed flatfish, with light to dark brown skin that camouflages it on the ocean floor in the wild, contains important nutrients, including vitamin B, calcium, fluoride, magnesium, iodine and Omega-3 fatty acids. With its firm and delicious white flesh, turbot is highly regarded by many of our nation’s top chefs.

Prodemar turbot are sustainably farmed and fully traceable, carefully started in hatcheries and then moved to inland farms, mainly in Galacia, Spain. Stolt was the first to build their own water inlet tunnels from the surrounding sea to their production facilities, administrating water cleanliness and consistency for the turbot. This technology allows for complete control in maximizing water quality and leaving the least amount of environmental impact possible.

December 08, 2015 by Sonja Panacek
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