A great looking fish, with a mix of orange, red and pink coloured skin. Not a large fish, ranging in size from 200g to1kg, but has a big flavour, which comes from its diet of crustaceans.
Larger fish can be filleted, but best to look for400-600g fish – they simply need scaling carefully (the skin is delicate), gills removing, then grilling or baking whole. The flesh is a wonderful pale pink, and very delicate, but takes strong flavours, and works especially well with fennel or tapenade.
Goatfish is a very similar species from the same family, and is flown in regularly from Australia.