southern sea garfish

Definition

Food

  • A long slender fish, Hyporhamphus melanochir and H. australis, with a characteristic beak-like elongation of the lower jaw, found mainly in South Australia and Victoria with some in western Australia and Tasmania. The flesh has a sweet taste and firm texture but the fish is small and has many fine bones. It is generally cooked whole with the beak pushed into the tail end and grilled or barbecued or in chunks. It is a very gelatinous fish and makes excellent soup.
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