Wolffish, Spotted

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Sustainability Rating:

Grey grey – unranked

What:

A bottom dwelling large marine fish of the Anarhichadidae family that’s also known as the Leopardfish. Although historically known as ocean catfish, Wolfish is not related to the freshwater catfish.

When:
Available year-round

Where/How:

Where: Iceland

How: Wild; hook & line


 
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Characteristics

Spotted Wolffish’s diet consists primarily of shellfish which gives its meat a mild and sweet flavor. This versatile fish can be cooked in many ways: baking, barbecueing, broiling, steaming, and poaching. Wolffish has no scales so it cannot be kosher.


For Your Menu

When cooked, the lean (6.3% fat) white flesh is moist, tender and firm; flavor is very mild, yet complex and rich.  A delicious fish, mostly undiscovered by seafood lovers.


For Your Waitstaff

If customers are looking for a delicious mild meat that is sweet and firm, suggest Spotted Wolffish. Pair this wonderful fish with a great tasting chardonnay.


For Your Retail Display

Make sure you highlight this beautiful fish on plently of fresh greens and ice. Wolffish is a great option for customers looking for a milder fish to cook with meat that is nice and firm and versatile in many cooking applications.