INGREDIENTS

Buyer's guide

Whiting is best bought fresh and eaten immediately. This fish is best in winter, but is on sale all year.

Storage

Whiting is best bought fresh and eaten immediately.

Preparation

Whiting is a good fish to use in fishcakes and homemade fish fingers. Like pollack, its taste is sensational if eaten very fresh. The French use whiting (called merlan) to make mousseline (a sort of fish pâté) or treat it to a number of lovely wine-based or cider-based sauces. Or mix whiting with other white fish in pies and soups.