Wild Spotted Mackerel 马鲛鱼 (About 1kg)Dishthefish
Wild caught in Indonesia. Comes degutted and descaled, approximate weight indicated is before processing.
If you would like this in the form of fish paste, order here.
Common Name: Indo-Pacific King
Mandarin Name: 马鲛鱼 (Mǎ jiāo yú), 斑点马鲛 (Bāndiǎn mǎ jiāo)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Tenggiri Papan, Tenggiri Bunga
Local Hokkien: Beh Ka
Potential substitute: Spanish mackerel, yellowtail
Great subtle taste, really fresh and not at all like the European mackerel. Lovely texture too, cooks up very soft and flakes in large pieces. However I ordered the fish filleted and there were quite a lot of bones, it's ok for me but I definitely would not recommend to serve to toddlers or babies because of this.
Made fish paste for the first time and tasted ok, not fishy.
Baked off the steaks for puree-ing to add to Laksa Selegie. Fish was fresh so the laksa was not at all 'fishy'.
The wild caught mackerels degutted and descaled were not so fresh. The meat was soft and the eyes were red. The stomach area was totally bad, have to throw away.
The other red snapper slices were fresh and tasty. The Kuhlbarra fish was excellent.
Suggestion that when the fish has to be delivered in the late afternoon, please pack with ice for delivery.