A small fish from the cod family, with a silvery-grey body and rounded belly, and rarely found over 2kg. Whiting is often overlooked, but like saithe, has a delicate white flesh and is a wonderful buy when very fresh and a great, more sustainable alternative to cod.

The texture is incredibly soft and has long been considered easily digestible, perfect for those with a sensitive stomach. Care must be taken when cooking, as whiting can easily be overdone. Try dried, salted and smoked. Look our for hand-line caught whiting at your fishmonger.

Adapted from Love Seafood


Seafood type:


Best during:

January - February , May - December

Cooking recommendations:

Grill, smoke or pan-fry

Nearest Alternatives:

Cod Saithe Hake Megrim Pollack