What are Gilt-Head Bream?
Gilt-Head Bream are also known as Dorade or Royal Bream. Gilt-Head Bream are a round, warmwater fish which are farmed in the Mediterranean. As Gilt-Head Bream are farmed they are available all year round and are generally good value for money.
Gilt-Head Bream has a mild and sweet flavour with a medium to soft flesh texture producing small flakes of fish. They have a medium oil content. Species which could be used as an alternative to Gilt-Head Bream include Sea Bream and Sea Bass. When in its prime, it is possible to achieve a 49% yield from a Gilt-Head Bream. When a Guilthead Bream is pan fried, the skin takes on an interesting appearance similar to a reptile, with a rough wheat-grain like surface, making for a crisp finish.
The flesh of a Guilt-Head Bream is delicate, juicy and each flake is seperated by a layer of slick oil. The tail of the Bream offers a more oily flavour to the loin.
Gilt Head Bream is available all year round.
A similar alternative to Gilt-Head Bream is Farmed Sea Bass