Halibut is in the same flat fish family as flounder but that is where the resemblance ends. It is a larger, fleshy fish that can actually weigh up to 1000 Lbs. Average size for halibut is about 50 to 100 lbs, however. It is a prized sport fish in the cold waters of the North Atlantic and North Pacific.
I like this fish because it has a clean, white fish flavor and is very meaty. It is especially good pan roasted and is amazingly low in fat, with a high percentage of Omega-3 fats.
4 ounces halibut = 125 calories, 3g fat, <1g sat fat, <1g mono fat, 24g protein, 0g carbohydrates, 127mg sodium, 36mg cholesterol
There is essentially no Vitamin K in halibut. There are a great deal of fats in halibut at almost 2 of the grams of fat being in Omega 3 fats.
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