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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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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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Southern Garfish

Garfish are small and rather tasty. They can be filleted to produce attractive boned-out, butterfly fillets, which are exceptional for delicate dishes. For best effect, it is advisable not to over power the delicate flesh. Garfish crumbed whole and then deep fried are excellent for fish and chips. Larger species can be filleted, coated in batter and fried or grilled on a very hot plate, with the ...

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Eastern Sea Garfish

Garfish are small and rather tasty. They can be filleted to produce attractive boned-out, butterfly fillets, which are exceptional for delicate dishes. For best effect, it is advisable not to over power the delicate flesh. Garfish crumbed whole and then deep fried are excellent for fish and chips. Larger species can be filleted, coated in batter and fried or grilled on a very hot plate, with the ...

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Gemfish

Gemfish is a very versatile fish. With its firm to medium texture, large flake and medium flavour, it holds its shape using a range of cooking methods, including shallow frying, grilling, poaching, steaming and smoking. Deep frying and poaching help keep the flesh moist. Gemfish can be poached in a mixture of coconut milk, water, sherry and lime juice, and these flavours combine well with ginger,...

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Golden Perch

Ideal as fillets or whole, and well suited to baking, shallow frying, grilling, barbecuing and poaching. The fillets, which are meaty, sturdy and retain their shape when cooked, are well suited to stir-fries, soups, risottos and pasta dishes. Golden perch is particularly good steamed and marries well with the Asian flavours of chilli, coriander, soy, ginger and garlic. It is prized in Chinese cui...

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Snook

Snook is a long thin fish, reminiscent of a Pike. As such the fillets are also long and thin. Though the fish can cooked whole. The flesh is softer, so care should be taken when landing and storign the fish, as it can lead to inferior quality - soft flesh.

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European Carp

European carp 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 these finfish make them suitable for steaming, poaching and frying. European carp is often used for making fish balls, such as in the popular Jewish dish, gefilte fish. The fish is ground, mixed with eggs, matzo meal an...

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Swordfish

Swordfish are becoming more popular foodfishes in Australia. Swordfish is often described as the most “meat-like” of all fishes. The steaks have very high oil content, with a dense, meaty texture and a slightly sweet taste. The flavour is not overpowering, allowing for stronger flavours to be used in its preparation. An interesting way to prepare swordfish is to poach steaks in a strong fish sto...

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