The lowdown on wolffish
Posted by by Pat Yorek, director of meat and seafood
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Move over herring and lutefisk, we have something new coming from Norway. We’d like to invite you to experience something new in our stores – Norwegian wolffish! It’s available for a limited time only – April 11-17, 2013. Hurry in while supplies last!
With a name like wolffish, you may think it has a strong and aggressive taste, but it is quite the opposite. Wolffish has a mild flavor with just a hint of sweetness. It’s very similar to cod or halibut – the meat is pearly white, firm and lean.
Why such a forceful name then? Wolffish aren’t the prettiest fish in the sea. They have prominent, somewhat frightening teeth that allow them to feed on shellfish-like mussels and scallops, hence the sweet flavor of the fish.
This delectable fish is caught off the coast of Norway in the icy-cold depths of the ocean canyons using long lines. Long lining for fish is a very responsible type of fishing; therefore it falls within our Responsibly Sourced guidelines and is an excellent sustainable seafood choice.
You can easily substitute wolffish into your favorite cod and halibut recipes, or be adventurous with a new recipe. Wolffish can be baked, broiled, fried, sautéed or steamed. It will have you saying UFF-DAH – that was good!
This type of Nordic cooking is a hot trend in food this year – stop by our stores Saturday, April 13, 2013 for our New Nordic event! You’ll be able to sample everything from traditional lefse to the adventurous wolffish at all Lunds and Byerly’s locations from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.