Your fish taste - Rankings

Saw a thread a while back that gave me a pretty good idea.

Just wondering what everyones preference is in regards to fish. Maybe list your top 5 fish and the ones you would prefer to catch in relation to taste. In other words, what do you reckon are the best to chew on?

Mine would be:
1) Groper
2) Coral Trout
3) Mulloway
4) Breaksea
5) King George

Sure theres heaps more, but they are the ones that spring to mind. I do find Dhuies pretty good, but still think theres plentry of others that taste better. But its a personal thing and everyone has their own preference... So what's on your list?


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So many choices

Thu, 2006-03-09 09:59

Jeez mate it is pretty hard to narrow it down but here goes

1)Red emperor
2)Coral Trout
3)Mangrove Jack
5)King George

A few more probably could have been included but thats about my top 5 I think

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Thu, 2006-03-09 11:33

Red emp, forgot all about that one... hrmm.. spose I should have made it a top 10 list..!


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Top 5

Thu, 2006-03-09 13:08

As mentioned it's darn hard to narrow the field. Mine would have to be a bit of a blend.
1. Bit hard to split Coral Trout and Red Emperor for the north.
2. Spanglies are in the same field, love the emperor.
3. Heading South would have to be King George and the odd slab of fresh Dhufish. (Tony mastered mean Dhuie dishes).
4. Until you taste a small barra Malcolm Douglas style off the coals you don't know what your missing.
5. Fresh Cobbler from you know where Ads is pretty good too.

It's just to hard this top five task. Sorry had to include a couple of fish in different ratings. I just can't do it!!

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Thu, 2006-03-09 14:11

coral trout
king george
mangrove jack
red emps
just out of the five would have to be a thick fillet of cobia yum

always in it just the depth that varies

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what about those

Thu, 2006-03-09 11:53

what about those giant southern cobbler...and black bream. It's long, hard work catching them but that's the story with anything they say!

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Open mind...& Gob!

Thu, 2006-03-09 15:13

I have not eaten all the ones mentioned, but out of ones i have caught in the last year or two..

Breaksea Cod
Cant beat a good serve of Flathead IMO.

I like eating heaps of different fish and they all have there place, even the humble Herring is an enjoyable feed of fish when cooked well. I have even sushied Garfish, KG and Herring in california rolls, they were great. Try Sashimi Tailor next time you get one, its almost beefy flavour raw is really quite a surprise!

there are fish i dont like too, i wont eat it all..;)

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red emp dhuie coral

Thu, 2006-03-09 16:38

red emp
coral trout
spanish mac
pantagonian tooth fish

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Table fish

Thu, 2006-03-09 17:03

I am a chef by trade and the fish i tend to buy at the moment are Rankin cod,Red Snapper,Sordfish. Theses are what most of my suppliers supply for the right price. As far as my favourites go in any order would be King George
Dhu fish
Red snapper
Black ass
Rankin cod
Spanish Mac
Blue Groper
Red Emp
the list is endless, most of us dont know how lucky we are to have the best seafood in the world right on our doorstep.

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red emperor the humble

Thu, 2006-03-09 18:14

red emperor
the humble gardie
black ass
pink snapper
black bream

honourable mentions:

king george whiting
red snapper

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Mmmmm fish fingers

Thu, 2006-03-09 20:02

Birdseye fish fingers
I&J Crumbed Sole fillets
I&J frozen Halibut
$5 worth of flake & $2 worth of chips
ingham thai fish cakes

Nah only kidding,

Based on what I catch......

Breaksea Cod
Big Sand Whiting dusted in flour & fried in butter MMmmmmmmm!!!


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Dolphin Fish

Sat, 2006-03-11 11:04

The good old dolphin fish doesn't seem to crack a mention so far. I reckon that pan fried the day it's caught it's a great feed but don't freeze fillets for later cause they don't taste the same.

All other favourites already mentioned in other guys lists.

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Smoke Dollies

Fri, 2006-03-17 12:53

Smoked dorado dolphin mahi mahi call em what you will are to die for!
Nice white wine and smoked dollie fillets - yum!


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Fri, 2006-03-17 16:56

Threadfin Salmon is my fish of choice...Can't believe no one else has mentioned it!!