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Flathead
The main species of flathead sold are: Tiger Flathead, Dusky Flathead, Eastern blue-spotted Flathead and Sand Flathead. Tiger Flathead are regarded as the best eating fish. The average weight of Flathead ranges from 390g to 1.5kg and a length of 28cm to 70cm. The flathead fillet is long and slender.

Note about amines: Fresh seafood has low amine levels, but when older than two days the amine content rises to moderate, and any fish that has been frozen has high levels.
Category: Seafood - Finfish
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Sold whole and in skin on fillets or skinless boneless fillets.Look for fish with good colour and lustre, firm flesh and pleasant, fresh sea smell.Flathead are low to medium priced fish, with the fillets slightly more expensive.
To Store:
Scale, clean and gut fish.Wrap whole fish and fillets in plastic wrap or store in an airtight container.Keep 2-3 days in the refrigerator or up to 6 months.
Tips & Tricks:
Whole fish can be baked, steamed or poached, or cut into thick cutlets after trimming off any fins. Fillets are suited to all methods of cookery and can be cooked skin on. It is best to use a light marinade when barbecuing to avoid drying out the flesh.
Cooking Tips:
Flathead can be steamed, poached, deep-fried, pan-fried, barbecued or baked or in soups such as bouillabaisse where its sweet taste can tolerate stronger flavours of tomato and saffron.

Nutrition per Per serve:

Weight (grams):
160
Carbohydrates, g:
0.0
Fat (g):
1.6
Monosaturated Fat , g:
0.3
Niacin (B3):
Potassium:
Phosphorus:
Amines:
Low
Glutamates:
n/a
Energy (kJ):
624
Protein (g):
33.3
Saturated Fat, g :
0.6
Vitamin B2:
Calcium:
Magnesium:
Sodium:
Salicylates:
Safe/negligible amount

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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