Also name: BigEye Sea Perch, akamutsu, Nodoruro
Price: $66.68 /lbs
Weight: +1 lbs
Direct from Japan
Frozen, Guts cleaned, for cook only, No sashimi
The best akamutsu (Nodoguro) usually comes from the east coast of Japan, and top specimens will be line-caught. A deep sea dweller, it offers a very high fat content, especially for a white fish. When at their peak, akamutsu are usually about two pounds in weight, and measure around 12 to 15 inches.
Imagine the flavor and texture of kinmedai, but even a bit fattier and more oily, with a lovely, sweet flavor and aroma. The fish is generally served raw, or slightly seared ever so briefly with a torch burner.