Species Name:Ophiodon elongatus
Actually a member of the greenling family, Lingcod isn’t a cod at all, but gets its name from the cod-like appearance of its meat.
When:Available year-round as fresh and previously frozen (sold as refreshed)
Where – Alaska, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington, California
How – Wild-caught; longline, trawl
Lingcod has lean meat that turns white when cooked, with a firm, almost dense texture. It has a deliciously mild, slightly sweet flavor.
For Your Menu
Feature Lingcod like you would any firm white fish – it’s great in fish-n-chips, perfect for chowder, makes great fish tacos and can be a great addition to any style of seafood stew.
For Your Waitstaff
Cod is one of our most beloved American fish. That is, it’s mild flavored with a clean taste – perfect for even those customers who claim they “hate” fish!
For Your Retail Display
If you have customers looking for an affordable, mild and easy fish to work with – Lingcod is the perfect suggestion!