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Pollachius pollachius (or chubby or blue saithe) belongs, like the coalfish (link to coalfish), to the genus Pollachius.
Its back is brown and it has a dark curved side line and a very pronounced underbite. The smooth lies under the first dorsal fin, and it has no beard thread.
The pollack lives along the coasts of Europe from the western Mediterranean to Trondhjem fjord in Norway, rarely further north.
The pollack has a very firm consistency in the meat, at the same time as it is light and delicate. The meat is much firmer than hake, firmer than haddock, and slightly firmer than cod. The pollack is very suitable for dishes in the oven, just as it is good for gathering together in chopped dishes.