Snapper

Stock status overview

Distribution

Catch trend

Fishing gear

  • Hand Line Net Unspecified Pots and Traps

Overview

One of Australia's favourite fish. A tender, white to pinkish flesh and a sweet and mild flavour make snapper a popular and versatile finfish, suited to poaching, steaming, frying, baking, grilling, barbecuing, smoking or sashimi. Try deep frying fillets in batter or crumbs and serve with tartare sauce. Alternatively, leave snapper whole—wings, head and all—score well on both sides, and deep fry. Serve with sweet chilli, coriander and lemongrass dressing for a perfect result. Place slices of fresh ginger, garlic and lemongrass into the cavity of whole snapper, char-grill lightly then bake in a covered container with a small amount of pineapple juice. This provides an interesting combination of flavours. Smoked snapper is excellent for a seafood pie or pasta when blended with a béchamel sauce. Snapper comes in many sizes, making it very versatile. It is excellent as a buffet piece, whole, filleted or as cutlets. Snapper is superb smoked and is also becoming popular for sashimi. Snapper also makes a great base for a seafood terrine or pâté.

Sustainability

Stock status overview

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