Whitebait

Know your product

Whitebait or Smelt is a small fish that ranges from 2.5–5 cm long. It lives in salty waters, however it goes upriver to spawn, therefore it is often wrongly considered as a freshwater fish. Its coat is silver, with green tints. It is eaten fried, and is really delicate and tender.
It is an excellent source of proteins, vitamins A and B, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium and other minerals.

We also supply in our range baby Whitebait, fried and frozen.

How to buy

Favor Whitebait with a stiff, shiny body and bulging eyes. Avoid pink gills and eyes that have sunken too much in their sockets.

how to keep

Keep fresh Whitebait in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer until the best before date.

Tips

The whole Whitebait can be eaten, included its skin, head and tail.

Seasonality

Jan.
yes
Fé.
yes
Mars
yes
Avr.
yes
Mai
yes
Juin
no
Jui.
no
Ao.
no
Sep.
no
Oct.
no
Nov.
no
Dé.
yes

Recipe

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