«Lemon fish»


Many fishermen consider it as a kind of poor cousin tuna trap, has much in common with him. The best season, but you can find it all year, in May and June is when approaching the coast looking for the heat to reproduce. At that point is when you catch especially in the Zahara de los Atunes and Bolonia. It is an oily fish of the family of Carangids.

«The lemon fish» has great dimensione can weigh up to 70 kilos. It is an oily fish, fatty meat and lots of omega3. It has a laterally flattened and elongated body. His eyes are small and rounded snout and long, with the lower jaw slightly prominent and wide mouth.

The name comes amberjack them for a striped yellow or gold they have in the back.

The most common way to find it is cooked on the grill. It is unusual to see him in restaurants on the coast of Cádiz.

The «lemon fish», also known by the name of amberjack, are carnivores, one of his favorite snacks are cuttlefish, but alive. They always feed you might cuttlefish and squid, but also of vogues and jacks or small crustaceans and benthic organisms.