Rouget

Mullus surmuletus/Mullus barbatus

Common Names: Red Mullet, Goat Fish, Striped Red Mullet

AVAILABILITY Fresh

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Year Round Availability

CATCH and COUNTRY of ORIGIN

Wild Caught
Senegal, India

SIZING

Whole Fish
Hand Carved Half Side Fillets
Cut to Size Portions

FLAVOR PROFILE

Full, oily flavor with medium texture and small flake. High fat content. Raw fish should come in light pink in color and cooks up white.

COOKING TECHNIQUES

Grilling, Roasting, Broiling, Pan Searing, Frying, Steaming, Poaching.

PRODUCT INFO

There are treasures in the oceans all over the world; it is knowing how to find them that can be the diffcult part. Les Grands Viviers is a contingent of fishermen who depend on the sea for their livelihood and use lessons that have been passed down through generations of local fishermen. From the waters off of the coast of these Senegalese villages, sensational fish including Red Mullet, John Dory, Grouper, and Rouget are found.

Small boats, holding four or five fisherman at a time, set out for 8-12 hours each day to fish. They use simple hand-lines which pose no threat on the environment. As the waters are paramount to the success of the villages, these generational fishermen know that they must not do anything to harm the ocean.

When the boats come back to port, the order is immediately pulled and put into sturdy boxes with ice. Shortly thereafter, the fish arrive at the family owned packing facility, the top quality fish are sorted and sent to fulfill the orders. The attention to detail is very important to ensure that the fish are a true representation of the care that goes into sourcing these unique and delicious fish.