Lingcod, Ophiodon elongatus

 Illustration by Ubaldo Riboni

Illustration by Ubaldo Riboni

Description: Lingcod is a large and elongate fish. Its body is gray to brown, greenish or bluish, with darker and lighter spotting. Lingcod is not cod, but rather, the largest member of the greenling family.

Availability: May through February

Taste: Lingcod has a moderate oil content, firm texture, and a mild, but distinct flavor. It offers a taste and succulence similar to halibut.

Nutrition: A good source of phosphorous and Vitamin B12.