3 Healthy Ways to Cook Turbot Fish

Cooking Delivery Live Seafood Recipe Turbot Fish

turbot fish in metal grills
(Image by Justin Walker)

Turbot fish is an excellent source of protein. From minerals like magnesium and selenium to vitamins like B1, B3, and B12. It carries a backpack full of valuable nutrients & vitamins. You name it, they've got it! That's why they stand out from other type of fishes.

Also known as a flatfish, they retain its bright-white appearance even after cooked. You definitely can't resist the succulent and smooth texture of the meat that melts in your mouth!

There are different approaches to how you can prepare turbot fish, but certain cooking methods can bring out the full flavour of it and help preserve the valuable nutrients.

Here are 3 HEALTHY WAYS to cook Turbot Fish:

1. Baking

Baking fish allows you to get the satisfying crunch of fried fish without all the fat.  Tip: Baking can only be a healthy method if you find a good balance between the amount of oil and butter used! Here are 2 baked recipes to try:

  • Baked Turbot with Lemon Mustard Sauce & Potatoes by Philoso Kitchen

    A healthy and tasty french cuisine perfect for classic French dining night. With simple ingredients like potatoes, dijon mustard, and lemon juice, you get an authentic taste of France!

baked turbot fish served on plate(Image by Philoso Kitchen)

  • Buttery Baked Turbot Fish by Jessica 
    The ultimate recipe for a home-cooked meal! Having the turbot baked with a buttery garlic sauce as the main dish, you can serve it with rice and vegetables.

buttery baked turbot fish on plate
(Image by Jessica)

2. Steaming

Steaming is one of the most classic Asian ways to prepare fish. A gentle cooking method with few ingredients, it produces a mild-tasting fish paired with a flavourful sauce. Tip: Remember not to overcook so that the finished meat is tender and moist!  

  • Steamed Turbot with Vegetables & Carrot-Orange Broth by EatSmarter
    A pretty interesting recipe that adds extra nutrients to your plate! Carrot- orange juice is loaded with beta-carotene and a brilliant source of Vitamin C. Perhaps the unique combination of carrot-orange juice and turbot fish can be a perfect match?

steamed turbot fish with vegetables in a bowl

(Image by EatSmarter)

  • Cantonese Style Steamed Turbot by The Woks of Life 
    A traditional and classic dish that is often served as a home-cooked dinner. Ginger and green onion are commonly used as ingredients. Try this recipe for an easy weeknight family dinner!
    cantonese style steamed turbot fish

    (Image by The Woks of Life)


    3. Grilling

    Grilling requires lesser oil and it melts the fat from the meat. It only takes a few minutes per side for the fish to be cooked which allows the nutrients and flavours of the fish to stay intact. You get to taste the firm and meaty texture of the fish. Tip: Do keep a close watch so that you don't get a burned fish! Flip the fish once you see juices releasing and light grill marks forming.

    • Grilled Whole Turbot with Lemon-Herb Butter by FOOD & WINE
      An exquisite continental recipe that not just fills your stomach but also satiates your craving! Serve with simple lemon-herb butter, you can pair the dish with an elegant, white Burgundy. Perfect for a special dinner occasion with your loved ones!

    grilled whole turbot fish with whole lemon butter herb(Image by FOOD & WINE)

    • Grilled Turbot with Celery Leaf Salsa Verde by Bon Appétit
      A dish to impress the guests with your food plating and presentation skills! The fish can be grilled by enveloping it in fig leaves that permeate the fish. Alternatively, you can grill the fish in a foil packet and serve with salsa verde/aioli.
    Grilled Turbot with Celery Leaf Salsa Verde(Image by Bon Appétit)


    Now you know 3 healthy ways to cook turbot fish and 6 recipes for you to try at home! Live fish always taste better than frozen fish. This is why we have ours imported LIVE from Korea.

    Get your LIVE TURBOT FISH from us today and try any of the cooking methods/recipes to your liking! 

    Be it for a special occasion, dinner party, or home-cooked meals, these recipes will not disappoint you or your family.

    Do tag us @globalliveseafood on Instagram and share with us your wonderful dishes! 

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