Almaco Jack

BUTTERY SWEET FLAVOR. DENSE WHITE FLAKES.

AVAILABLE Year-round with a peak in June through October
LANDED AT Southport, NC
CATCH METHOD hook ‘n line
A GREAT SOURCE OF selenium
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Almaco jack is a close cousin of greater amberjack. Found hanging out around wrecks and reefs, they spend most of their life eating crabs, shrimp, and other crustaceans.

The meat of almaco jack is dense and white, great for grilling or broiling. It’s especially tasty in a fish taco. Thanks to the family relation, you can substitute almaco jack for greater amberjack in most recipes.