Air-flown Fresh Line Caught Turbot from Brittany

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The turbot is an almost circular fish, studded with bumpy tubercles. It is known for its snow-white meat and subtle ocean flavors, and the wild-caught type commands a high price all over Europe.

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TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR

Sometimes called the prince of the seas, turbot is well liked for its large filet cuts—four large servings per fish—with a pale white flesh that comes apart in large, firm flakes when cooked. It is a meaty fish, the back fillets more so than the belly area. It has a subtle salty taste, unlike most saltwater fish, just enough that it requires little to enhance its flavor. It is a delight for chefs, as it retains most of its moisture during cooking.

PREPARATION OR PAIRINGS

Turbot is a fish that can be prepared whole, in steaks, or filleted. It is best cooked whole, so that the bones can impart added flavor to the dishes. This fish can be baked, roasted, pan-fried, braised, or placed on a spit and charbroiled. When poached or grilled, it is generally paired with lobster and sauced with hollandaise or mousseline. Turbot steaks are delicious when cooked in browned butter and paired with cépes or capers.

Like most other fish, turbot pairs well with white wines, particularly a Burgundy or very aromatic Rhône choice like Condrieu.

A LUXURY FISH—AND PRIESTLY FAVORITE

Most known as a fine dining fish or a special occasion selection at home, the turbot has been popularized in such classics as Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. In the 17th century, chefs even created a special machine called the turbotière, made especially to prevent damage from being done to the fish during poaching. However, this princely fish is also known in Catholic circles as the “King of Lent”, because its weight and size make it ideal for meals during the season when meat consumption is frowned upon.

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For the best flavor and quality, fish should be prepared for eating the same day it is brought home, but it can be stored for two to three days in a refrigerator at a cool 4°C. You can store fish fillets in airtight bags in the freezer for up to a month. Cooked leftovers should be cooled and refrigerated as soon as possible and consumed within three days.

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