The pearly grey flesh of the saithe (also known as coley) has a more characteristic taste than other white fish. Saithe is well suited for use in dishes with several strong-flavoured ingredients.
The saithe is a fish in the cod family. Large numbers of saithe are found in the Atlantic Ocean from the Barents Sea in the north, along the entire coast of Norway and down to the Bay of Biscay in the south. Saithe can reach a length of 120 cm and weigh more than 20 kg. They feed on herring, fry, krill and copepods.