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Pompano (Trachiotus carolinus)

A round oily sea fish of the Carangidae family, growing up to about 40cm. Found in the Indian Ocean, Caribbean and around the coasts of Louisiana and Florida; and in the Mediterranean, where it known as the "Palometa". If found among the exotics on your fishmongers slab, it"s an excellent fish, and can be cooked in any way. Its flesh is well-flavoured, so simple methods allow this to shine through.

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