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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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Southern Bluefin Tuna

Tunas have firm, thick fillets and make succulent meat substitutes. It is importnat to know which cut of the tuna you have when deciding how you will cook or serve it raw. The belly of the tuna will have a much higher fat content, this requires much less heat to bring out the flavours. Caution when grilling this cut on the barbeque as the oil may burn leaving an acrid flavour, it is much better t...

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Grey 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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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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Bigscale Pomfret

Do not confuse these with rays. Ray’s breams are fishes of excellent texture and superb flavour. They are best baked, poached or shallow fried.Complement and contrast the flavour and texture of Ray’s bream with charred red capsicum, couscous and crisp-fried, thin strips of leeks.Alternatively, stuff whole fish with chopped prawns, mussels, cooked rice and fresh winter tarragon, and bake. Remember...

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Red Emperor

The Red Emperor is a superb finfish to eat and its white, juicy flesh is delicious served either hot or cold. It is a stunning finfish for display, both for its bright red head and skin and its impressive size. It can be cooked whole (gilled and gutted) by baking, steaming, or deep frying, but is also ideal in fillet form for grilling, barbecuing, steaming and frying. If deep frying or grilling w...

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Cobia

Cobia often likened to the Yellowtail Kingfish. It is a premium eating fish with medium to strong, distinct and pleasing flavour. It has few bones and a relatively high fillet recovery rate. It is often sold as cutlets, steaks or loins but can be found in some retailers whole. The most suitable methods of preparation for Cobia are grilling, barbecuing, baking and deep and shallow frying, but it i...

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Black Bream

Bream are usually sold whole (or gilled and gutted). Breams have a sweet and distinctive taste and are best served with contrasting flavours that are not too overpowering. This makes them best suited to grilling or baking whole, but they can also be cooked in fillet form and fried (either shallow or deep), poached or steamed. They are also often used as a “plate finfish” in Chinese cuisine becaus...

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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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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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