Moonfish is a stunning looking fish –round, with a thin body like Pomfret, with striking blue and pink skin with red fins. It can grow up to 100kg, living at depths of 100-400metre in most warm waters, and can swim up as far as the UK in summer. Under its striking blue and pink skin, it has firm, salmon-like flesh, which is very highly rated. Best filleted and pan-fried.
Not easy to obtain, but don’t confuse Moonfish with Sunfish (Mola mola) – which has a stubby, flipper-like tail, dark brown leathery skin, and should be avoided.