Mackerel icefish are the only vertebrates lacking hemoglobin, which gives blood its red colour. They have also adapted to living in the Antarctic waters by having special 'antifreeze' in their blood that prevents ice crystals building up in the body.
Its flesh is white and firm with a high oil content. This fish species is ideal for grilling, baking or steaming. Try some of our sustainable mackerel icefish recipes below!
Where to buy sustainable mackerel icefish
As of January 2009 there are no MSC-labelled mackerel icefish products available for sale. Use our Where to buy search to find shops and restaurants selling sustainable seafood near you.
Mackerel icefish recipes
Icefish in tempura batter with tempura vegetables and wasabi mayonnaise
Tahitian style pickled Icefish
Salad of half-crumbed Icefish, organic tomato & rocket, citrus dressing
Chickpea battered Icefish fillets with fattoush salad
Certified sustainable mackerel icefish fisheries
Find mackerel icefish fisheries that have met the MSC standard for sustainable fishing using our fishery search.