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BLACK OREODORIES

Oreodories have few or no bones, rounded fillets and a light, delicate flavour. They are durable fishes that hold together well under most cooking methods. Although Oreodories are much alike and can be cooked in a similar way, their skin is usually very tough and must be removed. If the skin is removed before cooking, Oreodories can then be suitably grilled or deep or shallow fried. They will mar...

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Spangled Emperor

Emperors (Lethrinus Family) have a mild, slightly sweet flavour, low oiliness and moist, firm flesh with large flakes and few bones, which are easily removed. The skin can be thick and is usually removed when buying fillets. The fish are very versatile and can be cooked using most methods steam, poach, deep-fry, pan-fry, stir-fry, bake, braise, grill, barbecue. Because of the mild flavour Emperor...

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Bastard Trumpeter

Trumpeter have a high oil content, excellent flavour and fine textured, moist flesh. The dark flesh becomes lighter when cooked but does not keep well. Use as fillets or whole. Suitable to bake, barbecue, grill, smoke or shallow fry.

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Baldchin Groper

The baldchin groper is endemic to Western Australia, meaning it’s not found anywhere else in the world. It is one reported as one of the best eating fish in Australia though not often seen or available outside Western Australia.

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Bight Redfish

Bight redfish is a silvery-red colour, with red and silvery white stripes along the sides, a reddish head and a red eye. Redfishes are ideally suited to baking, shallow frying and grilling. An excellent method of preparation for these species is the Cajun style of marinating or coating the fillets in red chilli, ground cumin and coriander and cooking them over a very high heat.

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Southern Sand Flathead

Flatheads are superb table fishes, with finely textured flesh. It can also be steamed, poached, pan-fried or grilled. But many argue it is the best Australian fish for fish’n’chips. The sweet flesh, which can tend to dry out sightly with most cooking methods, is moist, flaky and tender when encased in a light tempura style batter, and served with chips and tartare or mayonnaise. The use of a sau...

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Banded Morwong

Morwongs have creamy flesh with a distinctive flavour and they are ideally suited to frying, baking, steaming or barbecuing whole (gilled and gutted). The size of these species makes them excellent for presentation—especially if deep-fried whole and served with a coriander, chilli and lime dressing. Alternatively, wrap the finfish in foil and bake with lemon and fresh parsley, then douse with a w...

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Rankin Cod

Rockcods are suitable for a wide range of cooking styles, they can be steamed, poached, deep-fried, pan-fried, stir-fried, baked, grilled, barbecued, or eaten raw (sashimi). The species are popular due to their low oiliness and juicy, thick flakes. Because they are a larger fish they are often sold as fillets, but can be found whole which makes for a stunning centre piece for a group occasion. Th...

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CORAL TROUTS

Coral trouts are among the most sought-after reef fishes for their impressive appearance and fine eating qualities. Their delicate flavour and fine, white flakes appeal to most. Bake, steam, poach or grill, but avoid handling them too much as their delicate flakes can be easily damaged. Enrich with an abundance of citrus, light butter sauces, parsley and chives.Highlight these species’ attractive...

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Albacore

Tunas have firm, thick fillets and a mild meaty flavour. Cutlets and steaks can be cooked by grilling, barbecuing, baking, smoking, poaching or marinating.

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