Halibut, California

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Species Name:
Paralichthys californicus
Sustainability Rating:

Yellow – Good Alternative

What:

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)
Where/How:

Where: California

How: Wild-caught; longline

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Characteristics

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.