Carolinas to the Gulf of Maine
Year-round, with periodic Federal closures restricting some boats
Method of Capture:
Trawl, and Hook & Line
Avoid trawled Atlantic Cod. Trawling can result in bycatch, or the capture of small, untargeted fish. Hook and line is the preferred method because it avoids bycatch.
2 to 25 pounds
Flavor and Texture:
Mild, sweet, clean, with a coarse, large-flake, silky-gelatinous texture that is greatly enhanced by salting, which makes it more firm.
poach, broil, stew, quick-cure and serve "raw", salt & confit
The results of salting open up cooking options because the fish does not fall apart into flakes as easily. This is the fish of brandade.