Halibut Season is Here!

Halibut season in Vancouver is an exciting time for seafood enthusiasts. Dive into the excitement of Halibut Season with 7 Seas Fish Market! 


Halibut: Part of a Healthy Diet

  • High in Protein: Halibut is an excellent source of high-quality protein, which is essential for building and repairing tissues, maintaining muscle mass, and supporting overall bodily functions.
  • Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Halibut contains omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, which are beneficial for heart health, brain function, and reducing inflammation in the body.
  • Low in Saturated Fat: Halibut is low in saturated fat, making it a heart-healthy seafood option that can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
  • Good Source of Vitamins: Halibut provides a variety of vitamins, including B vitamins such as B12 and niacin, which are important for energy production and maintaining a healthy nervous system.
  • Contains Essential Minerals: Halibut is a good source of essential minerals, including selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium, which play vital roles in bone health, immune function, and maintaining proper muscle and nerve function.
  • May Support Weight Management: Due to its high protein content and low calorie count, halibut can be a satisfying and nutritious part of a weight management or weight loss diet.

Our Latest Recipes

Halibut with Tomato Salsa

Enjoy our Tomato Salsa Halibut, where the fish's subtle sweetness is met with the fresh, vibrant flavors of ripe tomatoes, onions, and herbs, resulting in a colorful and appetizing dish.


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Blackened Halibut

Indulge in the bold flavors of our Blackened Halibut, a dish that celebrates the perfect blend of spices to create a crisp, savory crust that complements the natural, delicate sweetness of the fish.


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Lemon-Herb Halibut

Delight your senses with our Lemon-Herb Halibut, a dish that promises to bring the freshness of the sea straight to your plate. Each fillet of halibut is a perfect canvas for the aromatic herbs and zesty lemon that infuse it.

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Halibut with Lemon Caper Sauce

Savor the exquisite taste of our Halibut with Lemon Caper Sauce, where the mild, sweet halibut pairs wonderfully with the tangy burst of lemon and the briny pop of capers.


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The Ultimate Guide to Halibut: From Cooking Tips to Sustainable Sourcing in Vancouver

Halibut, with its delicate flavor and firm texture, holds a special place in culinary culture, particularly in the vibrant city of Vancouver. It is a prized catch for many chefs around the world. This versatile fish offers not only a delightful dining experience but also a myriad of health benefits.

Whether you're a seasoned chef or a seafood enthusiast looking to explore new flavors, understanding everything from how to cook halibut to where to find sustainable sources is essential. In this comprehensive guide, we'll dive deep into the world of halibut, covering cooking tips and recipes, nutritional health benefits, and sustainable sourcing practices in Vancouver, ensuring you make the most of this prized seafood.

Halibut, a large flatfish found in the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans, is known for its mild taste and snow white flesh, as well as its versatile cooking options. In Vancouver, Pacific halibut is abundant and readily available, which has firmer texture and longer shelf life than its Atlantic counterpart. Pacific halibut, scientifically known as Hippoglossus stenolepis, is favored by chefs for its lean flesh and rich flavor profile; as opposed to its Atlantic ...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Halibut is a large mild tasting flatfish found in the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans, known for its delicate, mild flavor and firm, white flesh. The Latin species name for Pacific halibut is Hippoglossus stenolepis, whereas the Latin species name for Atlantic halibut is Hippoglossus hippoglossus. The two species, though very similar, do have some notable differences; Pacific halibut has a firmer, leaner flesh and is more popular amongst chefs in North America and seems to have a longer shelf life. It is not common to receive Atlantic halibut on the west coast, but the east coast enjoys importing Pacific halibut.
Halibut is a great source of lean protein, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B12 and B6, and minerals like magnesium and selenium.
Fresh halibut should have a clean, ocean-like smell, firm flesh, and bright, clear eyes if whole. The flesh should be translucent and not slimy. [More on freshness](https://ecoplanet.ca/specialty-other/)
Halibut can be grilled, baked, broiled, pan-seared, or poached. It's important not to overcook it to maintain its moist texture. [Cooking tips](https://ecoplanet.ca/specialty-other/)
Popular recipes include grilled halibut with lemon-herb butter, fried burnt butter caper halibut, pan-seared halibut with a white wine sauce, and halibut fish tacos.
Halibut pairs well with light sauces, fresh herbs, citrus flavors, and vegetables like asparagus or potatoes.
Fresh halibut should be stored in the coldest part of your refrigerator and used within two days, or it can be wrapped tightly and frozen for up to three months.
The best season for Pacific halibut fishing typically runs from March to November, with peak times varying by location.
7 Seas Fish Market offers premium, sustainably sourced halibut that is freshly caught and hand-selected to ensure the highest quality.
Yes, sustainability is a major concern at 7 Seas, and we continue to identify and offer sustainable products that support healthier oceans.
Yes, we offer products like Halibut 'Mc' Nuggets Panko Breaded tenders and Famous Pacific Halibut Seafood (Tartar) Sauce, among others.
Yes, 7 Seas Fish Market offers online shopping for their seafood, including halibut.
7 Seas Fish Market has been providing customers with the freshest seafood for over 55 years.
In addition to halibut, 7 Seas Fish Market offers a wide selection of seafood, including salmon, tuna, Pacific cod, and more.
The Kitsilano flagship store, at 2328 W 4th Ave, in Vancouver, BC, is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and on Sunday from noon to 5 pm.

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