Spadefish

MILD FLAVOR. FIRM WHITE MEAT.

NICKNAMES Angelfish
LANDED AT Wanchese, NC
CATCH METHOD gill net
AVAILABLE Y
ear-round
A GREAT SOURCE OF omega-3s, selenium
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Spadefish, also known as angelfish, are often found in schools near reefs, wrecks, and rocky ledges. These fish eat small reef-dwelling animals like sponges, corals, and sea cucumbers.

The flesh has a mild flavor and delicate flake. Spadefish is very similar to Florida Pompano in flavor. The skin is tough and can be removed or cooked skin-side down on the grill to hold in flavor and moisture.

COOKING METHODS

Bake, Steam, Sautee, Grill