Lake Whitefish

(Coregonus clupeaformis)

The Lake Whitefish is a member of the Salmon family, inhabiting lakes across Canada and the United States. As a cool-water species, the whitefish moves from deeper to shallower water in the cool months.

Harvested 50 weeks out of the year, Presteve Foods is able to guarantee the finest and freshest wild caught Canadian Whitefish on the market. Being surrounded by the largest freshwater system in the world, the Great Lakes allow Presteve Foods to harvest, process and distribute the highest quality Lake Whitefish with minimum handling and transportation. This process ensures the finest product, from the purest and cleanest waters on earth.

With a long streamlined body ranging from 1.5 to 3 pounds, the Lake Whitefish is i8dentifiable by its olive green back that extends down to its bright silver side and white belly. Lake Whitefish has been recognized for its exceptionally fine flavor since the days of the early explorers. Its delicate and tender meat is light in color with succulent flakes that are often praised by chefs as being versatile enough to allow for unlimited creativity. Packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega 3, the Lake Whitefish is a nutritional powerhouse, while not sacrificing flavor.

Lake Whitefish have very distinguishing characteristics when it’s at its freshest. The firm flesh will not separate from its bones. The fillet will smell mild and fresh, while the skin remains shiny and colorful. When storing fresh Lake Whitefish fillets, keep the fillets chilled just above 32 degrees with a sealed bag of ice placed gently on top of the wrapped fillet for up to 2 days before use. Keeping the ice separated from the fillet prevents water from modifying the texture, flavor and color of the fillets.