Fish species in the kitchen: Greenhouse fish Pomatomus saltatrix Linnaeus, 1766

Fish species in the kitchen: Greenhouse fish Pomatomus saltatrix Linnaeus, 1766

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Classification and fishing area

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomatomidae
Kind: Pomatomus
Species: P. saltatrix

The Greenhouse Fish lives in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, from Portugal to southern Africa, in the Black Sea and in the Mediterranean Sea, especially in Campania.
He always lives in quite numerous schools and is a voracious and greedy predator, he does not hesitate sometimes to attack larger species or to attack even when he is full.

Greenhouse fish Pomatomus saltatrix (photo

Greenhouse fish Pomatomus saltatrix (photo

Purchase and conservation

Fishing seasonality: fishing all year round, in particular from late spring to autumn.
The meat of the greenhouse fish is greyish and stringy and is appreciated only locally, particularly in Greece and Turkey. It is sold fresh or frozen.

Use in the kitchen

It is cooked in the oven with potatoes and cherry tomatoes, with crazy water and in foil.

Greenhouse fish fillets with tomato sauce
Clean, fillet the fish and soak it in milk for a whole night. Make a mixture of onion, garlic, olives, capers, and fry them in extra virgin olive oil, then adding the peeled tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes and add the greenhouse fish fillets by cooking for another 5-10 minutes.

Nutritional values

Nutritional values ​​100 grams: 124 kcal
- Protein 20.4 gr
- Fat 4,24 gr
- Water 70.86
- Ashes 0.022 gr


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