Emperor

Latin Name: All species of Lethrinus Commercially Farmed: No Price Band: Low Flavour: TBC Texture: TBC Omega-3 Level: TBC
Cooking Method(s): Bake, Grill, Poach, Shallow fry, Steam, Stir fry
Emperor

Emperor

Like sea breams, there are many different emperors. They look a lot like snappers, and are closely related, the difference being that emperors are species from the family lethrinidae and snappers from the family lutjanidae. Just to further confuse, there is a fish called emperor snapper although it is a member of the lutjanidae family. Ranging from 300g to 1kg, varieties of emperor include longnose, snub-nose, spangled (also known as capitaine or blue emperor) and yellowtail. When it comes to cooking, while emperor doesn’t have quite as strong a flavour as snappers, it can be cooked in the same way.

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