is a member of the Scophthalmidae family of flatfish and is
almostÊ completely circular. Turbot has both its eyes on its left
side and has large, bony knots on its dark eyed side. It lives in the
intertidal zone and down to depths of approximately 80 metres.
is often found partially buried in the seabed in sand, gravel, rocks
and sediment. It is an active predator, and adult turbot live almost
exclusively off other fish. The best places to fish for turbot in the North Sea are along the banks off the coast of northern Jutland in Denmark.
of the turbot that is sold in Europe is farmed, mainly in Southern
Europe. In Norway, production is low because turbot requires relatively
Stocks are low in Norwegian
waters, so it is only rarely found on sale here. Sold fresh in slices,
fillets or as whole fish. Turbot flesh is white, firm, delicate and in
great demand. Turbot can be fried, poached and grilled, and the meat is
at its best from September to April.
Turbot contains about 1 gramme of omega-3 fatty acids per 100 grammes of fillet.
Seafood from Norway.
All year round
Up to 1 metre