Wolf Fish

Wolf Fish

Anarhichas lupus

Also known as: ocean catfish, ocean whitefish, Atlantic wolffish, striped wolfish

Wolffish get their name from their strong, canine-looking jaws – definitely ferocious! These bottom-dwelling fish need tough teeth to crush the crustaceans and mollusks they feed on. As well-managed populations rebound, we’ll start to see wolffish on more menus around the region.

This tasty fish is a great option for your specials menu, stay in touch with your rep about availability.

Range & Habitat: Wolffish is found in the North Atlantic and is harvested in the US, Canada, and Europe. 

Market Description: Wolffish lack scales, but make up for that with their rather thick and tough skin. 

Flavor Profile: Wolffish cooks up firm with a mild, slightly sweet flavor.

Yield: 60%

Special Note: Is farmed Wolffish on the horizon? This company seems to think so: https://thefishsite.com/articles/wolf

Suitable Sub: Cod, Monkfish, Haddock

Recommended Preparation: Wolf fish is a great addition to seafood stews. Can be braised, roasted, grilled or pan fried. 

 

Seasonality

year round
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