Scarborough Woof with Clams

Cider-poached Fillet of Scarborough Woof with Clams, Wilted Sea Spinach, Caper and Raisin Purée

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On The Menu: Seasonal Recipes for a Culinary Life

By James Mackenzie

Published 2011

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Scarborough woof can be used in several different ways. It can be poached, as in this recipe, made into breaded goujons, pan-fried in butter or it’s delicious just cut into thin strips and soused. Sometimes known as spotted woof or wolf fish, it’s relatively inexpensive with a firm texture and lovely delicate flavour. I’d describe it as somewhere between monkfish and haddock.

It’s one of the strangest-looking fish you can come across with its big fang-like teeth, big head and large