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King George Whiting

Whitings are prized for their sweet, delicate flavour. None more so than the might King George Whiting. Some argue this is Australia best table fish. As such they should be treated with respect and not overpowered with 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 re...

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Silver Perch

Silver perch flesh can be relatively moist when fresh but is otherwise dry. It is often poached as holds together well, lending itself to use in soups or asian style broths. It is best prepared with a medium-flavoured sauce. Citrus is often used to accentuate its flavour.

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King Threadfin

Greatly underrated fishes, the Threadfin Salmons yield thick, sizeable and essentially boneless fillets. They are often available, have a high recovery rate and can have a good shelf life. Threadfin salmons are excellent eating when cooked in a wide variety of ways. Their firm flesh and large flakes make them absolutely ideal for barbecuing or grilling in steaks, cutlets or fillets, depending on ...

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Silver Trevally

Trevallies have superb eating qualities, with a strong but not overpowering flavour. They are an excellent choice for children as their bones are easily removed. Bake, grill, smoke and deep or shallow fry trevally, but preferably serve skinless. They can be excellent in sashimi and popular when served fried with chips. Smoking helps to reduce the oiliness, which is high in some species. Curried o...

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Redfin

Redfin can be cooked either as fillets or whole, but are more manageable as fillets as the scales can be difficult to remove. The firm to medium texture and low oiliness of this finfish make it suitable for steaming, poaching and frying. Alternatively, try deep frying redfin fillets and accompany with strong flavours such as a curry or sweet and sour sauce. Redfin is best filleted and skinned bef...

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Saddletail 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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Sand 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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Redthroat Emperor

Emperors are superior table fishes, especially when baked whole (gilled and gutted). They are extremely popular throughout the Indo–West Pacific region. Emperor flesh is moist, firm and flavoursome and easily removed from the frame after baking. Cooked whole by baking (try stuffing with herbs and nuts), steaming, poaching or deep frying, emperors are a stunning finfish to display. Poached emperor...

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Spanish 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. Spanish ...

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Pink Ling

Lings have proven to be popular species for home and commercial cooking because of the large, boned-out fillets and thick steaks, which hold their shape well in cooking. They are lovely tasting fishes with many uses, well suited to grilling, frying, barbecuing and baking. Try baking with a crust of brioche, thyme and lemon zest or prepare as kebabs. Creole, cajun or dusted with blackened spices a...

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