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Triggerfish (Balisttes carolinensis)

A dark-green or brown sea fish of the balistidae family, growing up to about 40cm. It occurs on both sides of the Atlantic, preferring sub-tropical waters, but sometimes straying as far north as the English Channel in the east and Massachusetts in the west.

It has a rather round shape, and tough skin, which needs to be removed before cooking. It then has good, well-flavoured flesh, which is at its best poached.

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