Fish Categories: What if I don't have the right kind of fish?
Most recipes call for a specific type of fish. If you find a recipe that you like but you don’t have the kind of fish the recipe calls for, use this handy guide for substituting a similar fish.
Delicate texture, mild or medium flavor
flounder, haddock, pollock, lake perch, Petrale sole, sole, whitefish
Moderate texture, mild or medium flavor
black seabass, bronzino, Mediterranean seabass, cod, rockfish, sablefish, striped bass, redfish, black drum, snapper, walleye, trout
Firm texture, mild or medium
catfish, cobia, corvina, golden tilefish, grouper, halibut, hogfish, monkfish, pompano, mahi mahi, meagre, tripletail
Firmest texture, full flavor
mackerel, marlin, sturgeon, swordfish, tuna
Salmon- or trout-like
Arctic char, lake trout, rainbow trout, steelhead trout, all types of salmon