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The Instacart guide to halibut fillets


About halibut fillets

If you're looking to add more fish to your diet but aren't a big fan of fish, halibut is an excellent fish to try. Halibut lacks that strong fishy taste that many people dislike. It has a sweet, mild flavor, and the meat is white and firm. Halibut are large flatfish that swim on the bottom of the ocean. They're found in both the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, but most halibut bought and sold in grocery stores in the U.S. is Pacific halibut.

Halibut is the largest flatfish in the sea and one of the biggest halibut ever recorded weighed in at over 500 pounds. However, the average halibut weighs between 30 and 50 pounds. This large size results in fillets that are perfect for feeding a crowd. One halibut typically yields about four fillets, which can be prepared in a variety of ways. For the freshest halibut, you'll want to look for it in the supermarket from May to early October, but you can also get it in March and April and as late as November in limited quantities.

Frozen halibut fillets may be available all year, and these can work well for many dishes. The only problem with buying your halibut fillets frozen is that they can dry out more easily than fresh halibut fillets when cooking them. 

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to get your halibut fillets when they're in season, download the Instacart app! With this convenient app, you can add items to your cart and have them delivered the same day you place your order. In fact, an Instacart shopper can bring your halibut fillets right to your door in as little as 2 hours!

Halibut Fillets Near Me

Buy your favorite halibut fillets online with Instacart. Order halibut fillets from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

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FAQs About Halibut Fillets

The price per pound for halibut fillets will largely depend on the type of halibut you're buying. Another factor that plays a part in the price of halibut fillets is the quality of the meat. Overall, halibut can be rather expensive because of the restrictions in place for anyone fishing for halibut. Although fishing limits are good for sustainability, it does tend to drive the price of halibut fillets up, as this is a desirable type of fish.

In general, eating fish is part of a healthy diet. When you consume halibut, you may be lowering your risk of a heart attack thanks to the omega-3 fatty acids found in this fish. These fatty acids are also good for brain and joint health. 

Halibut is loaded with tons of vitamins and minerals that are part of a healthy diet, including selenium, phosphorus, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6. This type of fish is also a great source of protein, providing you with 20% of the daily recommended value.
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