Substitution Guide

There’s more than one fish in the sea. If the fish you want is not available, use this easy substitution guide. Fish are grouped here by taste and texture; you can substitute any of these fish with others on the same taste/texture list.

Thin, lean white meat with a delicate flavor:

  • Flounder
  • Orange Roughy
  • Pompano
  • Snapper
  • Sole

Medium-dense, light meat with a mild to moderate flavor:

  • Black Drum
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Butterfish
  • Catfish
  • Cod
  • Croaker
  • Grouper
  • Haddock
  • Monkfish
  • Pike
  • Pollack
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Redfish
  • Sablefish
  • Salmon
  • Scup
  • Sea Trout
  • Spot
  • Striped Bass
  • Tautog
  • Tilefish
  • White Perch
  • Whitefish
  • Whiting

Medium-dense, darker meat with a more pronounced flavor:

  • Amberjack
  • Atlantic Mackerel
  • Bluefish
  • Bonita
  • Mullet
  • Ocean Pout
  • Shad
  • Tuna

Thick, meat-like texture with a distinct yet moderate flavor:

  • Halibut
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Marlin
  • Shark
  • Sturgeon
  • Swordfish

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