Pre-Shift Glossary

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Snapper, Yellowtail Florida Keys

Latin Name: Ocyurus chrysurus

Tableside Information:

Common Names: (French) Colas 

Phenomenal Whole Fish presentation and portion sized fillet with a crispy edible skin.
Light, Sweet, Paper White, Flakey.

Food Information:

THE FISHERY - Ask any fish monger about procuring Gulf species and he’ll mention St. Petersburg, Florida (“St. Pete” for short). Vast varieties of finfish ranging from Tuna and Swordfish to Groupers and Snappers are distributed through this historically-rich region of the Florida coastline. Expect to also see a robust selection of Keys-caught species like Yellowtail Snapper, Caribbean Red Snapper and Hogfish to come through St. Pete. It’s regionally situated in a perfect location for national distribution and with our Q&A in place, it’s always top quality.

THE FISH - Yellowtail Snapper are typically targeted on a slow troll. Deck hands chum the waters with shrimp meal and create a large following of Yellowtails. Fishermen call this "The Yellow Brick Road".
Sashimi, Ceviche, Steam, Saute, Broil.

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Year Round

Range & Habitat:

South Atlantic & Caribbean


Florida Keys


St Pete Fleet

Harvest Method:

Net Caught