What are Butterfish?
Butterfish are a species of fish found in coastal waters off the Americas, western Africa, and the Indo-Pacific. They have creamy white flesh with a mild flavor and easily removable bones.
Butterfish usually have a silvery body with pale yellow or golden sides. They are generally silver but may include black spots near their eyes or on their fins.
What Do Butterfish Taste Like?
Fresh butterfish are smooth and delicate with a fine flaky flesh and as the name mentions, a buttery flavor.
Similar fish include pompano and mackerel.
How to Cook Butterfish
Butterfish can be cooked in a variety of ways, from grilling or baking to frying or roasting. The best way to eat Butterfish is whole as they have relatively few bones that are easy to remove.
Check out our Butterfish recipes for ideas on how to serve your next Butterfish dish!