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Sea Bream (Pagrus Pagrus)
A species of bream, growing up to 75cm in length, found on both sides of the North Atlantic (it"s known as "Red Porgy" in the U.S.A) - although it isn"t common around Britain, where the smaller Red Sea-Bream far outnumbers it.
Sea Bream grow to about 75cm, and makes excellent eating particularly when grilled - a method of cooking particularly suitable for smaller fish. They are distinguishable from Red Sea-Bream by having a more vertical forehead and less obtrusive eyes.
It is surpassed in flavour, and texture, by the Dorade/Daurade (French) - known to us as the Gilt-head Bream. See 'Dorade'; 'Red Sea Bream'
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