Alternative Names: Short mackerel
Monterey Bay Recommendation: No recommendation. Not a major commercial fish in the US.
Uses in Cooking: This fish is very important in Thai cuisine, where it is traditionally boiled in heavily salted water and then fried.
Similar Fish: Sierra Mackerel, Herring, Sardine
Description: These are less fishy and oily than other mackerel species, but they still have full flavor. They have medium firm flesh with tight flakes
Fun Facts: These fish are generally marketed at a specific size and sold with gills removed and necks broken downward. This allows them to fit into a standard sized bamboo basket for boiling.