Scarborough Woof Anarhichas lupus

Also known as catfish or wolf fish, this vicious looking, cod-like species has a firm, succulent flesh and is usually available ready filleted.

Appearance

Long, cylindrical eel-like body. Single dorsal fin is long and runs the whole length of the body. The eyes are small and its large mouth is filled with an extensive array of sharp fangs and crushing molar teeth. Has a blue-ish grey colour in the water.

Size

Range from 1kg-5kg

Source

North Atlantic; North Sea

Seasonality

Best availability April-October

Oil Content

Low

Price Guide

Low

Portion Size

Fillets

Alternatives

Cod, haddock, coley, whiting, pollack

How To Cook

In a similar way to any cod-like species; the firm, white, large flakes hold together well when pan-fried, grilled, baked or poached. It is probably best known as a battered fish or crumbed as fish goujons.



Fish Fact

Its prominent fang-like teeth at the front of its mouth, followed by several rows of blunt, crushing molars resemble those of a wolf, hence its name. It uses these powerful teeth and jaws to crunch through the shells of crustaceans and shellfish.

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