Surgeon fish

Surgeon fish

Surgeon fish (siganus), There are around 80 species of surgeon fish found in marine tropical waters worldwide, often around a reef. The Latin name of the surgeon fish means "thorn tail", but it is also known as doctorfish and unicornfish. Each of these fish has a sharp barb, like a scalpel, on either side of the tail, that the fish can flex to protect itself from other predators.

CUTS Whole, ungutted and uncleaned; fillets

EAT Cooked: Grill, pan-fry, bake, or add to curries and stews.

FLAVOUR PAIRINGS Thai and African-Caribbean flavours of coconut, coriander, and spices.

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