As with so many fish from British waters wolf fish has many names! Atlantic catfish, ocean catfish, devil fish, woof or sea cat, to name a few!! The wolf fish’s diet is lobster, clam and other shellfish so the flavour is pretty good. It is a firm fish and will take to cooking with quite strong flavours. Owing to its ugly appearance and wolf like jaws you tend only to see the fillets on display. Quite often the fish served in fish and chip shops will be wolf fish, but it deserves better recognition.
800g wolf fish fillet, skinned and pin boned
8 spring onions, sliced at an angle in 1cm pieces
Juice of a lemon
1 small red chilli, half sliced into rings and half finely chopped
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 cm chunk of fresh ginger grated
100 ml soy sauce
2 tblsp honey
1 tblsp sesame oil
1 tsp paprika
Recipe by Christopher Trotter. Food photography by Caroline Trotter.