Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you can’t catch a feed in the bay. A recent session just outside of the channel saw 20+ tasty Flathead caught, with 5 being kept for the table in just over an hour! Marina Manager, David and his son, Callum, had a blast with double hook-ups being the norm – fresh Flathead tails and hand cut chips are hard to beat. Here are some other cooking ideas from popular website GoodFishBadFish.com.au
Flathead is a very popular and versatile fish, suited to most cooking methods. The flesh of larger fish can be slightly dry and coarse though avoiding over-cooking by using gentle cooking methods should prevent this. A very popular fish for battering and deep-frying.
Whole fish can be roasted or BBQ’d, while fillets can be marinated, poached, steamed, grilled or fried.
Very fresh specimens can be eaten raw or marinated in a ‘ceviche’ style. Prepared this way it has a clean, fresh flavour and firm texture.