Ribbonfish

BRINY, MILD FLAVOR. SMALL WHITE FLAKES.
NICKNAMES Cutlassfish, largehead hairtail
AVAILABLE
Year-round
A GREAT SOURCE OF selenium, omega-3s
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Ribbonfish have a striking appearance. Their tiny scales are bright silver, almost reflective. They have yellow eyes and a long mouth filled with sharp teeth. They are often caught by recreational anglers on piers and in the surf of the Southeast.

Ribbonfish are a prized food fish in Japan, but have yet to be widely embraced by American eaters. The flesh is between flounder and sea trout – mild with a hint of briny, ocean flavor. The texture is delicate, with white, flaky meat.