Blue Whiting

Blue whiting is part of the cod family and is common in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. The species has a long, narrow body with a colour that progresses from a dark blue-grey on the back, through silvery flanks, to a creamy white belly.

Blue whiting is commonly filleted and served breaded or battered, but it is also well-suited to pan-frying, oven baking and steaming. It has flaky white flesh and a mild flavour.

Adapted from Love Seafood


West coast of the UK West coast of the UK

Seafood type:


Best during:

January - March , September - December


All year round

Cooking recommendations:

Batter, pan-fry, bake or steam

Nearest Alternatives:

Cod Whiting Saithe