About Icelandic Cusk
Surprisingly, it is an underutilized fish given its sweet flavor profile.
Often caught in deep waters with haddock and cod, cusk have a cod-like fish head, and an eel-like body with a greyish/brownish back and a long dorsal fin.
Cusk is from the same family as cod and is often substituted for cod in many dishes.
Icelandic cusk stocks are carefully managed and are MSC certified and adhere to the Iceland Responsible Fisheries management guidelines.
Sweet, with a mild mix of lobster and cod-like tastes
Lean, firm, and fine
The oil content of Icelandic cusk is slightly higher than other white fish, making it well suited for pan frying, broiling, baking, and grilling. The fillets are also tasty in simple stews and chowders.
Icelandic cusk is available March through November.