Nodoguro (Blackthroat Seaperch)
This expensive fish is especially popular among the marine products of Ishikawa Prefecture. It has an unusual amount of fat for a white fish, a delicate sweetness, and a rich flavor. It is even called “whitefish toro” (fatty tuna). A tip for grilling it is to bring out the flavor of the fat by grilling it lightly, because it has a lot of fat on the skin and in the flesh underneath. It is usually grilled with salt. It can be served as sashimi with its skin seared. Then you can enjoy its fatty-yet-firm flesh.
Main production areas
September to October