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Yelloweye Mullet

Mullets are flavoursome fish that are well priced and widely available. Seasonality and species will change the flavour profile quite significantly. The Yellow Eye Mullet is said to have a similar taste and culinary qualities to the species known as “red mullet” (barbounia which does not belong to the mullet family). When panfried the Yellow Eye Mullet will release a yellow oil. Bake, grill or s...

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Luderick

Luderick have a moist, soft white flesh and a distinct flavour. They are however a predominantly a herbivorous species which means their taste will be influenced by the environment - those caught in estuaries often a "weedier", muddier flavour than those caught in open water. When preparing whole fish be sure to fully remove the black stomach lining as it will taint the flavour of the flesh. Dry...

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West Australian Dhufish

West Australian Dhufish and Pearl Perches are grouped together as they belong to the same genus (Glaucosoma) and produce similar highly esteemed products. These species have excellent taste and yield thick, white flesh. Sold mainly as fillets, they are highly sought after. They are suited to most cooking methods, particularly steaming or grilling with a light dressing of citrus flavours, in eithe...

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Mackerel Icefish

Mackerel icefish mainly goes to Asian and European markets, so is rarely seen in Australia. Its flesh is white, firm and quite oily. This fish species is ideal for grilling, baking or steaming. It is a reletively small fish so is often cooked whole.

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Tiger 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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Stout 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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Trumpeter 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 fille...

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Sea Mullet

Mullets are flavoursome fish that are well priced and widely available. Seasonality and species will change the flavour profile quite significantly. If you are after a cleaner tasting mullet, more like Mackerel look for either Diamond Scale Mullet or other species after they have completed their ocean run. Bake, grill or smoke mullets with rich flavours for best results, or use them to produce a ...

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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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Tailor

Tailor is a well-known Australian finfish with a rich, strong flavour. Its high oil content makes it ideal for grilling, barbecuing or baking but it can also be fried. The flesh is soft so minimal handling and careful cooking are required. If grilling, prepare in fillet form with a mustard meunière. Smoked, it is considered a delicacy. The smoked flesh also makes a succulent pâté. If baking, scor...

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