A pearly white flesh fish with a firm texture that holds together well when cooked. Stargazer are also commonly known as Monkfish.
Stargazer fish are widespread around New Zealand coastal waters particularly around the Southern part of the South Island at depths between 50 and 500 metres.
They are caught all year round by trawling with catches increasing between February to June.
Stargazer is a versatile fish that is suitable for most cooking methods including fried, poached, steamed, back and for
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