MILD DELICATE FLAVOR. FIRM WHITE FLAKES.
AVAILABLE usually caught in the Northeast, they sometimes are found off the NC coast in winter months. A special treat we don’t see very often!
A GREAT SOURCE OF protein and magnesium
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Tautog, or blackfish, are known for loving structured habitat like wrecks and reefs, and for having strong teeth for crushing their prey.
Tautog is a popular choice to be used in chowder, with its flavor compared to red snapper. Its firm, mildly flavored flesh also lends itself well to baking and broiling. You can also use recipes intended for species such as striped bass.
Bake, Fry, Steam, Sautee, Poach
Fillets freeze well