Alfonsino Fillets Skin Off Bone Out 500g/Fresh
Alfonsino has a white flesh with a firm texture and high oil content that suits most methods of cooking.
Alfonsino are widely found within New Zealand waters and are often around seamounts and deep-water reefs in waters 200 to 800m deep.
They have a brilliant red upper body with sides that are a lighter shade of red tinged with silver. Alfonsino have a fairly slender body, large eyes and a deeply forked tail.
Alfonsino have a very sweet, rich flavour, with the flesh being super high in minerals, nutrients and Omega-3 oils. The fillets are short and deep, tapering sharply and have a light pink color, with a firm texture and medium flake.
Alfonsino is the name used for two deep-water species related to the Red Snapper. Their bodies are smoother than the related Red Snapper that has rough scales with coarse spines on their margins.
Availability: Available year round.
Shelf life: Best consumed on arrival or within 2 days from receiving product.
Fish for your health: White fleshed fish is traditionally high in protein and low in fat. However, all fish provide an excellent source of Omega 3, an essential fatty acid which helps in lowering blood cholesterol and maintaining a healthy circulatory system.
Suggested wines: A fruity Chardonnay, will add an element of citrus and round out the flavour nicely. A medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc will enhance the fish like a wedge of lemon and can offer good complementary flavours if you go with a herbacious variety.
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