Trevallies have superb eating qualities, with a strong but not overpowering flavour. They are an excellent choice for children as their bones are easily removed.
Bake, grill, smoke and deep or shallow fry trevally, but preferably serve skinless. They can be excellent in sashimi and popular when served fried with chips. Smoking helps to reduce the oiliness, which is high in some species. Curried or herbed mayonnaise makes a delicious accompaniment.
Bake whole trevally with a stuffing of crumbs and shellfish meat, such as crab, and cook in citrus juices, fresh dill, parsley and chives.
Because of its dry flesh, marinate before cooking or serve with a sauce.
The flesh softens considerably after freezing and thawing so fresh trevally is far preferable.
Oiliness Low to High
Texture Medium to Firm
Flesh Colour Pale pinkish, yellowish white, brown or reddish brown
Thickness Medium or thick fillets
Bones There are only a few bones and these are easily removed.
Price Trevallies are low- to medium-priced finfish.
With smoked golden or silver trevally, where the flavours have concentrated through drying and the infusion of smoke aromas has taken place, choose a wine with a high level of acidity to combat the oiliness and substantial flavours.
Select from some flavour-laden chardonnays or young, cool climate rieslings.
Wild/Farmed Wild and Farmed
Recovery Rate Skinless fillets: 35% (wing off) from whole silver trevally (gut in)
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Imports Indonesia and Myanmar:
black pomfret (Parastromateus niger) frozen, whole
New Zealand: silver trevally chilled and frozen, whole and fillets
GB, USA: golden trevally; J: hiraaji
Alternativessilver perch queenfish morwong shark gemfish warehou snapper
jack mackerel mullet Australian salmon
Grading Mostly not graded
per 100g of raw product
|Kilojoules||483 (115 Calories)|
|Total fat (oil)||0.5 g|
|Saturated fat||37% of total fat|
|Monounsaturated fat||14% of total fat|
|Polyunsaturated fat||49% of total fat|
|Omega-3, EPA||23 mg|
|Omega-3, DHA||150 mg|
|Omega-6, AA||19 mg|
Data presented are for silver trevally.