Golden redfish looks a bit like an inflated reddish-orange colored perch. It has big protruding eyes and large spiky scales. It can weigh up to 15 kg.
Also called rosefish, and mainly caught in Norwegian waters. Related species from more southern waters are smaller. There is also a paler species known as Norway haddock.
Cooking golden redfish
The flesh is firm and responds well to frying or grilling. It is similar to – and can be treated like – pike-perch or perch.
The fresh taste of cucumber goes well with this fish. Just add a little acidity, salt, a mild onion and black pepper.
Grilled or fried in butter. Serve with a crème fraîche-based sauce, flavored with mustard, lemon, tarragon and plenty of chives, for example.
Red, MSC-approved fishing methods have been developed in Iceland.