Lingcod - Ophiodon elongatus
Lingcod is one of the most flavorful types of whitefish. It may hold the name of both Ling and Cod, but it is related biologically to neither. When settlers originally came to the West coast of the US they named many fish after the Atlantic Cod. The Ling cod simply stuck with the name. Ling cod are actually closer relatives to Scorpionfish! Lingcod can be caught from as far South as Baja California in Mexico and as far North as the Alaskan Aleutian Islands. It is a voracious predator that lives in rock formations and kelp beds. The meat holds a similar flakiness to Pacific Cod Fillets, but it is much oiler and has a superior flavor. The average Lingcod will weigh between 10-20 Lbs, but they can grow up to a whopping 90 Lbs! There is no specific fishery for Lingcod, as it is mostly a bycatch of other trawl or longline fisheries. Pacific Northwest and Alaskan fisheries catch an average of 1,000 tons of Lingcod annually. Lingcod Fillets are one of the favorites of Pacific Northwest, Western Canadian, and Alaskan residents. Lingcod is considered to be an excellent substitute for Halibut, especially since it does not hold the steep price that Halibut does. The best way to cook a Lingcod fillet is to bake it and add some type of tomato sauce or a sautéed vegetable side! It is also considered to make a far superior fish & chip!
- 10lb Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) Pin-Bone In, skin off.
- Vacuum Packed.
- UPC: 760537089465