Whiting has a high protein content and omega-3 fatty acids which can help maintain a healthy heart and arteries. Whiting fish is also high in Vitamins B2, B12, and A. It also contains zinc that may aid a healthy immune system, magnesium to potentially help keep your muscles moving, iron for energy as well as calcium and Vitamin D for strong bones, teeth, and muscles.
In France, the whiting is usually slowly braised with butter and herb (allumettes). Elsewhere in Europe, it is often baked in a casserole dish with milk or cream and then seasoned with herbs, bay leaves, or garlic. In southern France, it is also boiled for a long time in water like pasta before being fried to make “blanquette de veau” (white veal). Try any of our long list of Cod recipes and you can replace the cod with our whiting fillets for a more sustainable option that is similar in taste and texture.