Goatfish/ Red Mullet

have any of you ever eaten goatfish before?
i caught one at hilaries today and i was told that it was a type of wrasse. i had my doubts that it was a wrasse. my fishing book says that it is average eating, but then it also classifies tailor as average eating. im a bit confused. any help is welcome

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there edible it just depends

Sun, 2008-05-25 19:30

there edible it just depends how fussy you are. ive heard there similar to a wrasse and ive seen some ppl keep wrasse for the table. i wouldnt bother with them but then again i dont even eat herring or tailor. up to you

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some guy down there today

Sun, 2008-05-25 19:33

some guy down there today said that wrasse tasted excellent if you seasoned them right. he also kept yellowtail for the table?????

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Yellowtail kingfish are

Sun, 2008-05-25 20:10

Yellowtail kingfish are supposed to make great sashimi. I was going to eat a yellowtail (aka scad) but thought I'd look it up first :p. I assume the tiny ones are the ones you are referring to O'Irish.

Cant say i rate tailor too highly, (though the skin was tasty when I fried the fillet with some butter).

Fish tastes are very subjective though, some people like things other people rate lowly and vice versa.

As long as you can eat it (buff bream dont count, lol), then the only way you'll know is to try it. (also remember theres lots of different methods, and some work better for some types of fish)

 

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Red Mullet

Mon, 2008-05-26 07:21

Red Mullet are a speies of Goatfish from The Mediterranean. Red mullet is highly regarded and used extensively in good restaurants in the region. It has soft flesh with a robust flavour which deteriates badly if not looked after. Mostly served as pin boned fillets with the skin on and copes well with strong flavours like olives, parma ham, sage, etc...Your local Goat fish would probably be the same

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As most people have said

Mon, 2008-05-26 07:37

Everyone has different tastes. I have heard Goatfish are ok. But then again, I love eating tailor.
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Goatfish

Mon, 2008-05-26 08:11

Used to catch them as a youngster casting into the harbour mouth from the south side of the north mole (just up from where the jetty use to be :(   ). From memory, I found them pretty average eating wise.

I love tailor too Colin - from memory. 

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i love tailor as well--- i

Mon, 2008-05-26 17:16

i love tailor as well--- i think im having withdrawal from tailor lately---- i rate them close to black bream but slightly better. i think the next time i catch one ill keep it to try.

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Hi Ya,Rumour has it (from

Fri, 2008-05-30 19:57


Hi Ya,

Rumour has it (from a source I know to be very knowledgable about fish) that if you cook the goat fish heads and drink the soup, you wouldn't know the difference between that and magic mushrooms.  Now, I'm a good law abiding citizen LaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingso I wouldn't suggest you try it but hey, why not spread a rumour if you have the chance?

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law abiding aye

Sat, 2008-05-31 14:37

Lol Ody, so who's going to prove / dis prove this one?

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Hi Ya, he he he he he he

Sat, 2008-05-31 20:27


Hi Ya,

he he he he he he he   -  Just let me say one thing Adam - the three words 'knowledgable about fish' are NOT three words you would use in the same sentance as my name. LaughingLaughing  And no, i can absolutely promise that I haven't tried it.  LaughingLaughingLaughingLaughing

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