Fish species in the kitchen: Saber fish Lepidopus caudatus Euphrasen, 1788

Fish species in the kitchen: Saber fish Lepidopus caudatus Euphrasen, 1788

Classification and fishing area

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Trichiuridae
Kind: Lepidopus
Species: L. caudatus

It is a fish that reaches 9 kg in weight and 2.10 meters in length, has a compressed body and silvery ribbon-like shapes. It is found in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, from Iceland to South Africa, in the Indo-Pacific Ocean and in the Mediterranean Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea and Adriatic Sea.
It lives in the abysses between 100 and 400 meters deep.

Saber fish Lepidopus caudatus (photo

Saber fish Lepidopus caudatus

Purchase and conservation

Fishing seasonality: all year round, but especially in the summer and autumn months.
Lean and particularly digestible fish, it has firm, white meat with pink hues and has few easily removable spines. It has a delicate and very neutral flavor.
To check if the product is fresh, the color of the eye and skin must be alive, the meat compact without breaking easily. Due to the extremely robust teeth, it is necessary to handle the saber fish with care, as it has a sharp mouth even when dead.

Use in the kitchen

It is cooked fried, baked, marinated or stewed with onions, while it tends to become a little fibrous on the grill.

Saber fish rolls with zucchini
Marinate the fish fillets with extra virgin olive oil, lemon, white wine, parsley, salt, pepper and leave them for at least two hours.
In the meantime, cut the courgettes into thin slices and grill them; once the fish fillets are ready, flatten them on a work surface, lay a slice of courgette on each one, roll the roll and stop it with a toothpick.
Place the rolls in a baking pan and drizzle them with the marinade sauce, bread them with the breadcrumbs and place a curl of butter on them. Bake at 180 ° C for 15 minutes.

Nutritional values

Nutritional values ​​100 grams: 102 kcal
- Protein 16.16 gr
- Fat 2,4 gr
- Water 78.94


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