A long narrow fish that is found in the southern hemisphere ocean waters off the coast of Australia and New Zealand. The hoki, which is also known as a blue grenadier, a blue hake, a New Zealand whiting, or a whiptail, is a member of the hake family but should not be confused with difference in appearance of the hake that are members of the cod family. The distinctive tail of the hoki identifies it easily, as the tail is long, narrows at the end and is more eel-like in appearance than the forked tail of other, more common varieties of fish.
Bluish-green and silver in color, the hoki matures to a size of 3 to 4 feet in length and 3 to 5 pounds in weight. They have a delicate textured white meat that is moist and contains very few bones. When filleted, average fillets weigh 6 to 18 ounces.