This roundfish, the smaller brother of the cod, we know chiefly as a “gourmand”. That the whiting is truly a ‘gourmand’, is apparent from its food: it eats primarily shrimps and small crayfish! The whiting’s habitat goes from Portugal to the very north of the Atlantic Ocean and the western Baltic Sea. The whiting is blue-green in colour, with silver-coloured flanks and can grow to roughly 70cm long.
Besides being gourmet food (the fillet is put into a batter and fried in oil), the whiting can also be braised or smoked. According to real lovers of fish, whiting is even more delicious than cod, full of flavour and with somewhat softer flesh. In addition, whiting is good for the figure too: per 100 grams it contains just 1 gram of fat.
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