Frozen Monchong Fillet
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A Hawaiian treasure, monchong – also known as sickle pomfret (Taractichthys steindachneri) – is characterized by the forked shape of its fins and large scales.
Delicate yet decadent, monchong has a highly transparent, clear, white flesh with pinkish tones that cooks up snow white and flaky. It is firm in texture with a moderately sweet, rich flavor similar to black cod. Because of its high oil content, this fish is well suited for grilling but it can also be broiled, sautéed and baked. It is also perfect for tempura. For a quick and easy recipe, check out our blog! Fillets are skin off.
The Frozen Advantage
The biggest advantage of properly frozen seafood is that it enables you to enjoy your favorite varieties year-round! At Catalina Offshore Products we portion our frozen fish from fresh fish we purchase from reputable fishermen. After we hand cut each fish at its peak of freshness, we freeze and vacuum pack individual portions in house and secure them in -10 degree coolers until ordered. Strict handling procedures from boat to plate preserve the just-caught freshness you expect, and ensure the high quality of your fish is maintained until you are ready to serve it.
Monchong are caught incidentally in fisheries targeting tuna, snapper and other species. It is an open-ocean species found throughout the warm waters of the Pacific in depths 800 to 1,200 feet. There are no well-defined seasonal trends in availability, which only adds to the desirability of this exotic fish. Monchong is considered a "Good Alternative" by Seafood Watch.