the family of Snake Mackerels,
are long and slender, with dark browny-grey skin and can grow
up to130cm. While not commonly available fresh, they freeze
very well, partly due to their high oil content. The flavour
is quite rich and oily, so best served with accompanying flavours
such as lime and coriander, but nothing creamy. Looks
great when griddled or barbecued as the waxy-oils produce
fantastic ‘grill marks’.
– food safety update
can contain high levels of a compound similar to castor oil
which can have a similar effect on your digestive system.
To reduce the risk of these problems simply follow these steps.
• Keep it fresh, chilled and eat within 2 days. As it is an
oily fish it can spoil faster than typical white fish. Defrosted
frozen fish should be consumed the same day.
• Portion sizes should be smaller than for other fish, recommended
portion size is less than 160g.
In particular Lepidocybium flavobrunneum and the
closely related species of Oil Fish Ruvettus pretiosus
may only be placed on the market wrapped or in packaging
and must be appropriately labeled to provide information on
preparation and cooking methods