Monkfish

Monkfish

Scientific Name: Kathetostoma giganteum.
Also known as: Giant stargazer, Stargazer (NZ), Stargazer (Australia), Mishima-okoze, ishima (Japan).
Characteristics: Vibrant white flesh. Firm texture that does not easily flake. Suitable for most cooking methods.
Description: Unique to New Zealand but very similar to species found around Japan and Europe. Mottled olive brown above, white below. Average length is 30 – 50 cm weighting about 2 kg.
Main Season: All year round, but main catch during warmer months October to April.