Atlantic Butterfish

Peprilus triacanthus

Seafood « Atlantic Butterfish

atlantic butterfish

Range:

New England

Seasonality:

Summer months

Method of Capture:

Jig and Trap

Sustainability Consideration:

Butterfish are bycatch of squid jigging and are fast-growing, short-lived fish, so their populations are not threatened.

Size Range:

3 to 6 ounces in the round

Flavor and Texture:

rich, buttery ocean flavor with a firm, melting texture

Cooking Tips:

sauté, fry, broil, steam, bake