H. L. Todd [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

H. L. Todd [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Greenland Turbot

Alternative Names: Greenland halibut

Monterey Bay Recommendation: Look for other "Best Choice" seafood options first. If none are available, Greenland turbot caught in Alaska is a "Good Alternative," but know that this source has some environmental issues. Say "No, thanks" to Greenland turbot caught in Greenland.

Uses in Cooking: Sauteed, baked, broiled, fried

Similar Fish: Halibut, plaice, sole

Description: The meat is firm with large flakes and stands up to aggressive cooking. It is moderately oily and has a briney taste of the sea flavor. It is more pronounced than halibut or sole.

Fun Facts: Unique among flatfish in that is can swim vertically and often behaves more like a standard fish. Its eye migrates less than that of a typical flounder, and it has better peripheral vision.