Alternative Names: Florida Pompano, Palmenta
Monterey Bay Recommendation: Buy pompano ("koban aji" in sushi) caught in the U.S. or farmed in closed tanks. Don't buy imported pompano.
Uses in Cooking: Grilled or roasted whole. Popular in New Orleans cooked En Papillote. Can be fried or broiled.
Similar Fish: Red snapper, Sea Bream, Cobia
Description: The flesh is medium firm and bright white when cooked. Flavor is unique, clean and crisp and it takes spice well. Oil level is high like cobia or salmon.
Fun Facts: This fast growing fish can grow 12 inches in its first year.