Southern blue whiting Micromesistius australis

Southern blue whiting are found off the south Chatham Rise and are only available from August to September. Slender with a moderately rounded body, they form large aggregations near the seabed during the day and rise up through the water column at night to feed on plankton.

They have a delicate texture, moist flesh that flakes easily and low oil content. Delicious crumbed, battered, fried, baked or steamed.

Nutritional Information
PER 100G
Energy kJ/100g 356
Protein (g) 18.9
Total Fat (g) 0.8
Saturated Fat (g) 0.14
Carbohydrate (g) 0.3
Sugars (g) 0.3
Sodium mg/100g 116
  • WHERE WE CATCH

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  • AVAILABILITY

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Also known as

NZ: Southern Poutassou
CA & FR: Merlan Bleu Austral
CIS: Yuzhnaya Putassu
JP: Minamidara

Nutritional Information
PER 100G
Energy kJ/100g 356
Protein (g) 18.9
Total Fat (g) 0.8
Saturated Fat (g) 0.14
Carbohydrate (g) 0.3
Sugars (g) 0.3
Sodium mg/100g 116

Recipe

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