Sole of Discretion CIC - Whiting Fillet 300 G
|1 x 300g
Whiting is a white fish that our handlers and static-net fisherman catch off the coast in Plymouth and Salcombe. It is a mild flavoured, flaky white fish and excellent pan-fried, deep fried, baked or stir fried.
Whiting vary in colour, and may be yellowish-brown, and sometimes greenish with yellowish grey or white flanks and the belly silvery. They can reach a maximum length of about 70cm, and mature sexually at 30cms.
Stocks in the North East Atlantic off the Devon coast are reasonably healthy, and the fish is green-rated by the MCS. The main danger to Whiting is that they are relatively cheap so the trawlers may high grade if a more lucrative species is caught, though the discard ban coming in by 2018 will make this illegal, providing the UK continues to observe European fisheries policy post Brexit.
Sole of Discretion lands Whiting from both handliners and gill nets and they have absolutely no by-catch. Whiting is another member of the cod family though has less flaky flesh. It was such a low valued species, in centuries past it was considered food for the poor and used in cat food.
Nutritional content Per 100g and % GDA
Calories 344kj/81kcal, 4%
Fat 0.7g, 1%
of which saturates 0.1g, 0.5%
of which sugars 0g
Protein 18.7g, 42%
Salt 0.06g, 1%
Shelf Life: 5 Days