Semi-firm flesh with a low oil content and coarse flakes, excellent for most cooking methods including whole and smoking.
Members of the Sparidae family. Snapper are found in New Zealand’s warmer coastal water - particularly in the North and upper South Island. One of the largest and most valuable coastal fisheries, the species extend over a wide variety of habitats, such as reefs, sand and mud bottoms. Snapper are golden-pink to tones of red above, flecked with blue spots, with the colour paling to white on the belly. They have a large head, strong teeth, and moderately firm scales.
Length: 30-50cm, up to 100cm
Weight: 1-2.5kg, up to 19kg
Availability: All year round
New Zealand: Bream, NZ Golden
Commonwealth: Karas zolotistyi
Germany: Goldbrasse France: Dorade
Japan: Madai, Goushyuumadai
Spain: Dorada United States: Porgy
Nutritional information for 100g
- Total 1.6g
- Saturated 0.4g
- Carbohydrate 0.3g
- Sugars 0.3g
Fish vary in size, the invoiced weight of your fish will be within + or - 10% of your ordered weight.