Yellowtail Kingfish

Stock status overview

Distribution

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Overview

Yellowtail kingfish, the premium member of this group, has a medium to strong, distinct and pleasing flavour. With few bones and a good recovery rate, it is adaptable to all kinds of appetising approaches. It is often sold as cutlets or steaks but can be cooked whole. The most suitable methods of preparation for yellowtail kingfish are grilling, barbecuing, baking and deep and shallow frying. More recenlty is has become very popular due to its while succlent flesh for making sashimi. Wrapping in foil helps retain moisture when barbecuing and baking. Because of its flavour and colour, yellowtail kingfish marries well with other finfish, such as tuna, either cooked or served raw. Grilled cutlets or steaks are great for presentation and suit Cajun-style cookery or the flavours of lemon and soy, ginger or chilli—chilli jam marries especially well. Because yellowtail kingfish can be a little dry, the use of a good citrus and garlic marinade prior to cooking will help to retain moisture during the cooking process. The other species listed here can be treated similarly and are ideal cubed and placed on skewers alternately with onion, cherry tomato and capsicum.

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