Pre-Shift Glossary

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Scorpionfish, Aka Kasago

Latin Name: Scorpaena cardinalis

Tableside Information:

Common Names: Red Scorpionfish, Red Rock Cod, Eastern Scorpionfish

Very unique Sashimi.
Earthy, Tender, Moderate, Silky

Food Information:

THE FISHERY - A select group of boats in New Zealand have been producing sashimi quality catch destined for Asia and Europe. You know us– we’ve decided to make it available to the USA and Caribbean. These fish are caught aboard state of the art vessels only inside New Zealand’s regulated waters. They are iki-jime killed and/ or sushi bled and brined immediately. 

THE FISH - Scorpionfish have a moderate flavor in raw preparations. They have a very tender, silky mouth feel and have a beautiful pink flesh with red skin. The great part of bringing in whole Scorpionfish are the BONES. The most complex flavorful broth. The Scorpionfish is 1/5 a Bouliabase.

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Range & Habitat:

New Zealand & Australia


Southern New Zealand


Leigh Fisheries

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