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Buying Lake Superior Whitefish Online: What to Look for


The fresh Lake Superior white fish is a unique species of freshwater white fish and can be found in cool waters roughly about 200 feet deep. It carries a small head and a lengthy body. The white fish carries a distinctive snout which projects on the lower part of its jaw that enables flexible jaw positioning when searching for food. The White fish has a white to silverfish color with a patch of olive like green. They lay in shallow waters underneath rubbles during autumn and wait for spring for the young ones to hatch. In order to survive, they feed on small fish and their eggs, fresh water shrimps and insects.

The fresh Lake Superior White Fish is available fresh or frozen and can be bought whole, steaks or as fillets. Its meat is white in color; however, it changes to an off white color when it is cooked. The fresh Lake Superior White Fish has a sweet and mild flavor with a firm flaky texture.

It offers various health benefits such as it is a good source of protein filled with an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. These are vital for maintaining and promoting a healthy heart. Vitamin B6 and B12 along with other minerals and vitamins which are essential to the body in maintaining overall good health. It is highly recommended not to use any additional oil in preparing to receive the full benefits of the Omega-3 acids fatty acids.

There are various cooking methods for the fresh Lake Superior White Fish that will allow the enjoyment of its sweet, yet mild flavor such as smoking, baking, roasting, grilling, broiling, poaching, steaming, frying, sautéing, stir frying, pan frying and pickling. The preparation time for fresh Lake Superior White Fish depends on the cooking method chosen, however generally it would range from 30 minutes maximum and 10 minutes minimum cooking time. A freshly prepared portion of fresh Lake Superior White Fish accompanied with a part of garden salad is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Fresh Lake Superior White Fish must be cleaned and handled properly in ensuring its highest quality and avoiding any contamination. Ensure that surfaces and cooking utensils are properly cleaned before and after preparation.

A fish with a sweet yet mild flavor that any and everybody can enjoy which is loaded with nutrients that provides nourishment for the body and can be eaten with almost any side dish.

 Each Fresh and Frozen (Fin-fish item) comes in standard packs containing 2 pieces of either 6 or 8 ounce portions.

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Olive Oil Poached Whitefish with a Lemon-Tyme Oil

Serves 2

Items You Will Need:

  • 2 Pieces 6-7oz Whitefish Fillets
  • 4 Cups Pure Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme


  • 4 Cups Sauteed Spinach (Olive Oil, S&P Mix and Garlic)
  • ½ Pound Roasted Potatoes (Olive Oil, S&P Mix and Shallots)
  • 2 TBSP Herb Oil (Prepare a Herb Infused Olive Oil)
  • 1 tsp Thyme Leaves
  • ½ tsp Lemon Zest

Directions to Make:

  1. Season the Whitefish Fillets with the Salt and place on a small sheet pan or cookie sheet to rest for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Combine the Thyme Leaves with the Herb Oil and allow to set, absorbing flavors.
  3. In a shallow pan, add the Pure Olive Oil with the Thyme sprigs. Place the Whitefish Fillets into the pan, insuring that the fish is covered.
  4. Place on low heat and monitor to insure that the temperature never rises above 155°F.
  5. Once the oil reaches 155°F, turn off the heat and allow the fish to continue cooking slowly in the oil (Approximately 3-5 Minutes).
  6. Gently remove the fish from the oil and place on a towel to drain excess oil.
  7. Allow the Whitefish to rest while finishing the remaining ingredients.

Steps To Plating:

  1. Prepare the other ingredients needed for the final dish; Sauteed Spinach and Roasted Potatoes, or other desired accompaniments.
  2. Place the Sauteed Spinach in the middle of the plate.
  3. Lay the Whitefish over the Spinach and surround the dish with the Roasted Potatoes.
  4. Spoon the Thyme Oil over the Whitefish and finish with the Lemon Zest.

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