Lake whitefish

Lake Whitefish
Coregonus clupeaformis

Lake whitefish is harvested in the deep waters of larger lakes, often through the ice in winter. A white to grey color with a white underbelly, lake whitefish can be identified by its deeply forked tail fin and small head.

Its delicate white flesh is largely flaky and has rich flavor. Its popularity is attributed to its versatility, since lake whitefish can be used as the main ingredient in almost any recipe for white-fleshed fish and is popular for smoking.

Freshwater lake whitefish contains high levels of Omega-3.