Pompano has been called the world’s most edible fish, much to the surprise of many consumers. However, we tend to believe that many people simply haven’t tried this fish. We know better. If you’re wondering about the Pompano Fish taste, the flesh is somewhat similar to mahi-mahi, mullet, or snapper. The flavor is both aromatic, firm, and rich, without the oiliness you might find in another fish like mackerel. It’s clean-tasting, firm, and sweet all in one, and the bones are tender, making it also easy to prepare.
Many people will buy the fish entrée, as a given, but we think that providing them with something fresh and different would be an incredible way to introduce them to something they will unexpectedly love. With a sea full of halibut, salmon, seabass, and many more well-known offerings, you might want something a little different.
Pompano Fish Facts & Preparation
This fish was quite popular in the 60’s, and remains a standard in fisheries until this day. It’s fished primarily off the Florida coast, and that’s where we get our landings!
It’s visually attractive, with skin that doesn’t even need to be scaled. So, not only does the pompano have an incredible flavor, but it’s also a fish that’s easy to work with and obtain! The whole fish is edible, including the head, which is a little more oily than the remaining flesh. You’ll find it’s excellent for whole fish entrées, as well as slicing in half to create two filets.
If you’re looking for pompano fish recipes, this fish lends itself well to preparations like baking, broiling, frying, grilling, and searing. We find we especially love it with the gentle charring from the grill, which makes it an excellent Summer feature.
Pompano Fish Sustainability
Because this fish spawns off the Eastern Florida shore between March and September, it’s perfect for your Spring and Summer Menu! Not only does it grill up nicely, but it pairs well with beautiful Summer produce and citrus.
According to SeafoodWatch, Pompano is considered a “Best Choice” for sustainability. There are multiple ways to obtain this fish, as far as fishing practices, including indoor recirculating tanks!
We obtain ours freshly caught off the East Coast of Florida! We strive to ensure that we source the most sustainable option from any coast, but you’ll find our East coast fisheries serve up the most unique options.
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