Silver Pomfret

There's no mistaking the silver pomfret - it looks like a discus with fins. This fish has tiny scales - so small they don't really count. And a lovely buttery taste (it's sometimes known as the butterfish). SIlver pomfret stands in high esteem in Asia, as you can tell from the price. Ours come from India and Sri Lanka and they're three or four times the size you'll find elsewhere.

There's no mistaking the silver pomfret - it looks like a discus with fins. This fish has tiny scales - so small they don't really count. And a lovely buttery taste (it's sometimes known as the... read more »
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Silver Pomfret

There's no mistaking the silver pomfret - it looks like a discus with fins. This fish has tiny scales - so small they don't really count. And a lovely buttery taste (it's sometimes known as the butterfish). SIlver pomfret stands in high esteem in Asia, as you can tell from the price. Ours come from India and Sri Lanka and they're three or four times the size you'll find elsewhere.

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Silver pomfret
Fishionado Alan Davidson gave no less than five recipes for silver pomfret in his Seafood of South East Asia, including ’steamed in a banana leaf’. (He lists 20 other ingredients including yai-yo leaves but notes that it’s ’more suave...
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