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Australian Herring

The Australian Herring is a staple species for recreational and commercial fisheries across southern Australia. It is endemic species that is related to the Australian salmon (Arripis truttaceus - belonging to the same family). From a culinary perspective it is an very versatile fish, that tastes like fish without being overpowering. It can be prepared a number of ways - fillet, butterflied, or u...

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AUSTRALIAN SALMONS

Australian salmons are strong-flavoured fishes, usually with dark pink flesh that lightens when cooked. These species are sometimes described as “poor eating”, butthis is usually the result of poor handling. Correct handling and preparation (quickly bleeding the fish and storing on ice if whole, if filleted, removing the blood line), storage and culinary treatment can turn them into an enjoyable ...

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OCEAN PERCH

With its white flesh and delicate flavour, ocean perch can be prepared in many ways. However, the preparation should enhance and accentuate the delicate flavour. The best cooking methods are grilling and barbecuing, poaching, shallow frying, baking and steaming. But if you want to try a little different combine the fish with the french classic, ratatouille. Sear sliced eggplant, zucchini, red cap...

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Blue Mackerel

Mackerel are among Australia’s most popular commercial fishes (particularly in the north of the country). There a number of Mackerel within the family - Blue, Grey, Spanish, School, Spanish and Spotted. All are good to eat and can be cooked in similar ways, but they do differ. Mackerels have a thin, edible skin with few scales—making them very popular to enjoy when dining out or at home. Mackerel...

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Bluespotted 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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Barramundi

The barramundi is one of Australia’s most popular foodfishes. It is well known overseas and graces tables of top restaurants around the world. Barramundi yield attractive, boned-out fillets that can be served whole or as cutlets. The large flakes provide good-sized portions and the firm texture makes it a versatile finfish to work with. Edible parts include wings, frames, cheeks and rib offcuts. ...

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Crimson Snapper

Most Tropical Snapper (seaperches family) have superb white flesh and a delicate, yet generous, flavour. They can be prepared in a wide range of ways including grilling, poaching, deep frying, shallow frying, baking and steaming. Simple pan-frying allows for a range of different flavours and textures to be utilised. Crimson Snapper can be large, but the smaller fish are excellent baked whole (gil...

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Deepwater 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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Golden Snapper

Golden Snapper is a premier table fish of northern Australia. Reminiscent of all tropical snapper and Coral Trouts it lends itself to simple dishes that just highlight the beautiful white flesh. Steaming, pan frying and baking are all good options for Golden Snapper

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Eastern School Whiting

Whitings are prized for their sweet, delicate flavour. They are versatile fishes that can be prepared in a number of ways including steaming, baking, barbecuing and grilling, with frying the most common. Careful handling is required because of their soft and delicate texture. Fried whiting fillets are fantastic served with chips. Smaller whiting are delicious deep fried whole. Steamed whiting fil...

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