Seafood Guide - Game Fish

Escolar

From the family of Snake Mackerels, Escolar are long and slender, with dark browny-grey skin and can grow up to 130cm. Needs careful cooking, and never use the cooking liquor as it contains

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Bonito

Looks and tastes about halfway between Mackerel and Tuna. Bonito ranges in size from 1kg to 5kg. Has quite a strong taste, but the texture is coarser than Tuna. Dried Bonito flakes are used to

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King Fish

King Fish

Also known as King Mackerel, a true Kingfish is the species Scomberomorus cavalla. Various other fish such as King Carangue, Yellowtail Amberjack and Pompano are sometimes mistaken for Kingfish

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Marlin

Marlin

A very large fish, growing as large as 300kg, though at this size the meat isn’t as good quality. Loins up to 3kg are ideal. There are different varieties of Marlin – Black, Blue, White and

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Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi

Also called Dorado or Dolphin Fish in parts of the world (though it must be stated, is no relation to Dolphin). The Hawaiian name Mahi Mahi (meaning ‘strong strong’) is its commercial name in

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Shark

Along with Skate, Rays and Dogfish, Shark are unique in having cartilage instead of bones. There is a vast array of different species of Shark, roughly estimated at around 500. In culinary terms,

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Sailfish

A very similar fish to Marlin, but has a ‘sail’ on its back which folds out when swimming at speed – up to 60 miles per hour! Similar to Marlin in taste and texture, but is not readily

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Swordfish

Swordfish

A superb eating fish, and is gaining in popularity on tables. Like Tuna it is very meaty, though less oily and more like pork next to Tuna’s steak. Swordfish loins are fairly consistently

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Trevallys/Jacks

The commercial names Trevally or Jack cover a wide range of species with various local names, including Horse Mackerel, Crevalle Jack, Scad, Pompano and Amberjack. The Yellowtail Amberjack

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Tuna

Tuna

With its firm, rich red meat, you could almost describe this as the ‘cow of the sea’ and like steak, is best seared on the outside, rare in the centre. While available year round, Tuna can be

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Wahoo

What a great name! Another member of the Mackerel family, probably closest to Kingfish, but it has a taste and texture closer to chicken.

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