One of the fattest fish of the Arabian sea, diamond trevally – pattal is delightfully tasty fish that is perfect for full grill or fillet. Using a little imagination, the fish could be said to be diamond-shaped.
Although not very abundant Diamond Trevally – Pattal in the Arabian sea, it’s exclusively available at Niwan seafood. Its more famous in Australia and a certain part of Europe and is also known for game fishing.
Its firm flesh and mild-flavored, slightly oily meat make this fish suitable for many palates.
English Name: Diamond Trevally
Local Name: Pattal, Safaid patal
Scientific Name: Alectis indica
The Diamond Trevally occurs in tropical and warm temperate marine waters of the Arabian sea.
Diamond Trevally is caught using Gillnet & Bottom Trawl.
The Diamond Trevally has a compressed body and a long straight snout. It has a large forked tail and long curved pectoral fins. The anterior section of the dorsal fin has long filaments in juveniles.
Te Diamond Trevally is silvery with a blue-green tinge above. Juveniles have five to seven broad, dark bands.
On average, Diamond Trevally size range is 500 to 1500 grams per fish. However, other sizes are also occasionally available.
Diamond Trevally is preferred for whole & gutted, fillet, and slice cut
Approx. Cutting Yields
Headless and Gutted: 65%
Diamond Trevally shines when pan-fried or baked, but it should be marinated beforehand or wrapped in foil to prevent it from drying out during cooking.
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