Species Name:Paralichthys californicus
Yellow – Good Alternative
California (or “Local”) Halibut (aka California Flounder)– is a delicious flatfish found from Baja north to San Francisco Bay.
When:Available Year-Round; (California Flounder is available fresh through the summer until late August)
How: Wild-caught; longline
The California Halibut or California Flounder yields firm fillets with a mild, delicious flavor.
Alternatives include Alaskan Halibut, Atlantic Halibut, Dover, or Petrale Sole.
For Your Menu
Like Pacific Halibut, California Halibut is a very versatile fish. It tends to be a bit on the leaner side, so although it works with a variety of cooking applications, be careful not to overcook or it may dry out.
For Your Waitstaff
Celebrate this local fish! Pair it with a fantastic California wine or local beer!
For Your Retail Display
A great option for customers looking for a milder fish to grill – Calfornia Halibut is nice and firm, but not as meaty as other grilling favorites.