Scientific Name – Lethrinus lentjan
Emperor fish are closely related to snapper but they do not belong to the same family od fishes. They are basically reef dwellers like few varieties of snappers. They have a typical large head which is very distinguishable.
The emperor fish have a distinctive flavor when cooked. They normally cook up firmly and they do not flake up easily. They are chewy in your palate and taste good. They are good for baking, deep-frying, grilling, and making as a stew. They retain the shape in a stew because they do not flake up.
Emperor fish are high in essential vitamins and minerals. They are high in Omega-3 fatty acids and hence are good for heart health. They are very low in carb, high in sodium and good cholesterol.