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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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Snapper

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....

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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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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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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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Sand 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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Spotted 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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