MILD SWEET FLAVOR. FIRM COMPACT FLAKES.
NICKNAMES Kingfish, roundhead, Virginia mullet, whiting
AVAILABLE May – September
A GREAT SOURCE OF selenium
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Members of the Drum family, whiting are known by many names: kingfish, sea mullet, virginia mullet. They prefer in-shore waters with muddy bottoms where they consume a diet of shrimp, crabs, and small fish.
Whiting is a favorite among North Carolina’s coastal residents. The flesh is white and lean with a mild flavor – perfect for a fish fry, taco meat, or fish cakes.
Bake, Sautee, Steam, Deep-fry