Perhaps we all know about a very popular type of fish living in Florida. Its name is golden pompano. But what does a golden pompano fish taste like? How many people have seen and had a chance to taste it? In this review today, I would love to give you all the information about this interesting fish.
Do You Know About Golden Pompano Fish?
The Florida pompano belongs to Carangidae family, which is one of the most famous fishes in Florida. From March to September, they spawn along the East Coast and far away from the shore. Their foods are just some mollusks and crustaceans in temperate inshore waters.
Because they have gray backs, which turn a little greenish and silvery when they move, and their fins have golden glisten, they are also usually called golden pompano fish. If you ever dive into the East Coast and the Gulf of Florida, you may have a chance to see a magnificent view of the pompanos going together with silvery sparkle everywhere.
What Does Pompano Fish Taste Like?
As gastronomic people have described, the Floria pompano is the most edible fish in the world. Their silvery and beautiful skin is typically thick, a bit tough, and greasy, which can melt in your mouth right at the moment you have the first bite. Their meat is white, firm but can be easily flaked off and has a mild flavor.
Moreover, it is a discovery of Saveur magazine since pompanos are saltwater fish, they tend to taste much more delicious than fresh water ones. And according to an interview of Roberta Sabban with Rick Mace, the Executive Chef of Cafe Boulud restaurant in Florida, golden pompano fish is versatile and unique in that area.
He also said that they taste clean and don’t have too much fat, which is different from other types of fishes. And they have a mild flavor so they can be cooked with numerous recipes. For example, it is a terrific cuisine if you combine them with lemon, olive oil, tarragon, or fennel. Making them an ingredient in Japanese soup, kimchi or using sauce while eating can be excellent recipes as well. I will give you some specific cuisines with pompano at the end of this article.