Top 5 Fish to Enjoy in Australia
Fish is one of the healthiest foods, not just because it’s high in protein, it’s also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential and extremely beneficial to us.
One of the reasons Australia is such a popular destination for tourists around the world is that it offers some of the healthiest, tastiest fish in the world. If fishing is one of your hobbies, here are the top 5 kind of fish you’ll find in Australia.
Barramundi is native from the waters of Northern Australia, going all the way up to Southeast Asia and then going west to India and Sri Lanka coastal waster. This kind of fish lives in freshwater, estuaries and saltwater. They’re known for their mild flavor and texture, which makes Barramundi particularly appealing to people who are a bit picky about their seafood. The fish is fatty, so it’s almost impossible to overcook it and its smell is not too strong, which makes it a joy to cook indoors at home, unlike salmon and other fatty fish. Barramundi works well for any recipe for white fish and it can suit all kinds of cuisines.
In both Australia and New Zealand, this fish is known as snapper, but it doesn’t actually belong to the Lutjanidae fish family. The Australian snapper is mostly found in the north of New Zealand and all its coasts, and in Australia you can find it to the south, near Berry, Kiama, Gerroa, Vincentia, Gerringong, Shoalhaven, and Huskisson. It can also be found in Tasmania, but in less quantities. This kind of fish prefer to make their home in inshore waters, rocky areas and reef. They form schools and migrate.
Blue mackerel is known for its edible skin with little scales and its strong, rich flavor. You can cook mackerel in any way you prefer, whether that’s baked, fried, poached, barbecued, smoked, grilled or marinated. It’s versatile and it’s actually considered one of the best fish to barbecue in the South Pacific. Mackerel is consumed worldwide and it’s one of the most popular fish our there. It’s fatty and it’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which makes it particularly beneficial and delicious.
Flat head fish is another extremely versatile fish, which can be cooked in any way you like, and it’s also well-known around the world. Their unique shape makes them recognizable and they live in the Indo-Pacific ocean, preferring coastal waters as their home. There are 68 species of flat head fish and 40 of them can be found in Australia. This kind of fish is most commonly eaten battered and deep-fired and it’s considered the best fish for Australian fish and chips.
King George Whiting
King George Whiting fish is mostly found in South and Western Australia and in Victoria. The firm, white flesh makes them fit for royalty and quite expensive. They’re popular in restaurants and fish market and people prefer to keep it simple only cooking it with some butter, lemon, salt, and pepper.