Trumpeter (1)

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Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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trumpeter (1) the name of some Australasian fish of the family Latridae, related and similar to the morwong. The best known, and best to eat, is Latris lineata, the Tasmanian (or striped) trumpeter; the next best are Latridopsis ciliaris, called blue moki in New Zealand, and L. forsteri, the copper moki.

Roughley (1966), whose views are highly authoritative in this matter, describes the Tasmanian trumpeter as one of the six finest food fishes in Australian waters; ‘its flesh is white and firm, of splendid texture and delicious flavour.’