The prized meat within this fish is worth the extra effort it takes to fillet it. Sculpin prey upon smaller fish, shrimp, small crabs and octopus along the ocean floor. This diet results in flesh that cooks up white and firm with a juicy texture. Its flavor is sweet and mild, similar to cod, rock cod or haddock yet still unique.
Sculpin, also known as scorpion fish, has made its way to high end, white tablecloth dining from San Francisco to Chicago. They have a mild, sweet flavor with a firm texture.
Scorpion Fish, Lupon
Converts to Italy’s Slow Food movement can see past a few poisonous spines and bulging eyes: the scorpion fish and needlefish may be ugly but they are cheap, sustainable and taste fantastic.