Gilt-head Bream

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Species Name:
Sparus aurata
Sustainability Rating:

GreyGrey – Unrated

What:

Gilt-head Bream, also known as Dorade in French or Orata in Italian, is a farm raised Bream from the Sparidae family.

When:
Available year-round
Where/How:

Where – Europe (Mediterranean)

How – Farm Raised

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Characteristics
CharacteristicsConsidered to be the most delicious of all the breams, Gilt-head (named for the yellow stripe above its mouth) is widely used in Mediterranean cooking.  With rich and flavorful flesh that cooks up moist and tender, these small fish are perfect for a variety of whole fish presentations, and their delicate fillets cook quickly and shine in a variety of applications.  
For Your Menu

MenuSince this fish is popular around the Mediterranean, it pairs perfectly with Italian, French, Greek and even Moroccan flavors!  Fresh herbs, regional vegetables and flavorful olive oils serve to highlight its delicious taste.

For Your Waitstaff

Wait StaffBream has a delicious rich flavor and is not fishy – a good choice for picky eaters.


For Your Retail Display

Retail These fish look great displayed whole – but let your customers know you are happy to fillet them to order.