Idiot Fish

Sebastolobus alascanus (Shortspine thornyhead)

Seafood « Idiot Fish

 Idiot Fish

Range:

California to Canada

Seasonality:

Year-round, yet sporadic

Method of Capture:

Trawl

Sustainability Consideration:

This fish is slow-growing and reproduces slowly.

Size Range:

1 to 4 pounds

Flavor and Texture:

Sweet and mild with a firm, coarse-flaked texture

Cooking Tips:

braise, sauté and stew, ideal for soup