Species Name:Scophthalmus maximus
Green – Best Choice
Turbot is a tasty member of the flounder family
Where – Spain
How – Farm Raised
Farmed Turbot has a beautiful, almost gleaming white flesh that cooks up white and firm with a mild flavor (similar to wild turbot). Cooking it on the bone helps boost its delicate flavor.
Alternatives include Halibut, Sole, Flounder.
For Your Menu
Turbot does have a more mild flavor – so keep preparations simple and don’t overwhelm this tasty fish.
For Your Waitstaff
Let your guests know that Turbot is a very mild flavored seafood option, and suggest pairing it with a wine that won’t overwhelm it. Also, it really is pronounced “tur – buht”, not “tur – bo”!
For Your Retail Display
If you have a customer in search of something mild (like Tilapia, or Flounder) Farmed Turbot is a great substitute – especially if they are trying to “wow” some guests!