June 20, 2006

Daurade des Antilles

La Halle aux Poissons, rue Castagnary in the 15th.

Posted by clotilde at 10:35 AM


my name is clothilde, and I am living near Pointe à Pitre, in Guadeloupe, French West Indies. I have seen the picture of daurade des antilles and I am sorry to say that it is not daurade but more like vivaneau (or red snapper). As I am not sure 100% that it is vivaneau, I am absolutely sure that it is not a daurade. actually, an adult daurade is very big and can be as huge as a tuna or a marlin, but with a very distinctive look and a skin with no scales but with beautiful green and golden reflects.

Posted by clothilde on July 27, 2006 3:57 PM

here's a link with the real dorade coryphène :
this fish is absolutely beautiful and one of the best you can eat.

Posted by clothilde on July 27, 2006 4:03 PM

I must agree. That is a red snapper. I know because I grew up in the "Redneck Riviera" (Florida Panhandle) and spent many a happy weekend pulling these out of the Gulf of Mexico with my dad.

But no big deal either way. Still a great picture. Love your blog, Clotilde.

Posted by Alison on August 4, 2006 7:33 AM

Thanks for the correction! I don't know enough about fish varieties to be able to recognize the more unusual ones (unusual in Paris at least) -- I had just copied what was on the label at the fish stall! I'll have to correct them next time... :)

Posted by clotilde on August 4, 2006 9:50 AM

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