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Small gray and silver fish related to both cod and hake. They're sometimes called silver hake. The whiting's lowfat flesh is white, firm textured and delicately flavored. The fish weighs between 1 and 5 pounds and is marketed (fresh and frozen) both whole and in fillets. Whiting is also available salted and smoked. It can be poached, steamed, broiled, panfried or baked. See also fish.