Burbot are found in lakes and streams throughout Alberta. The daily catch limit in 2021 is 10 burbot in total. The average weight is around 4-4.5kg. In length, they can reach up to 1m long. They tend to prefer cooler streams or pockets of cold water in the bottoms of lakes.
Burbot has a creamy texture and white flesh. It is known as "poor man's lobster" because of this texture. So, for cooking techniques, think about flavours and methods that can lend themselves to a soft and creamy flesh. Think cream, white wine, citrus and herbs.