Icefish

Champsocephalus gunnari

Common Names: Mackerel Icefish, Icefish

AVAILABILITY Fresh

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Year Round

CATCH and COUNTRY of ORIGIN

Australia

SIZING

200g whole fish
Hand carved fillets

FLAVOR PROFILE

Fresh, oily flavor with medium texture and small flake. High fat content. Raw flesh is white and cooks up white.

COOKING TECHNIQUES

Grilling, Roasting, Broiling, Pan Searing, Frying, Steaming, Poaching.

PRODUCT INFO

Icefish can be found in the sub-Arctic water zone in the Southern
Ocean. Its meat is white, delicate and tasty. It can be eaten fresh or
used in preserves. It may be perceived as a fish delicacy.

With a head that looks a little like a crocodile, they are often called
Crocodile Icefishes. One fun fact is that this fish doesn’t have
scales. The Icefish has antifreeze proteins that circulate through
their bodies to keep them from freezing and their transparent
appearance while swimming in the water is truly a sight to be
seen. They also eat krill and have a taste that is most similar to
Shrimp. The Antarctic Icefish is bottom dwelling
and this species typically grows no larger
than 30 inches in length.