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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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