Our kingklip’s natural habitat is the Atlantic off the west and south coasts of Africa. Raw meat is creamy white and it cooks up white. Its flavour is mild and a bit sweet. Fillets have large flakes, their texture is firm, yet tender.
Kingklip is an ideal component of a healthy diet – it is low in calories (70 kcal in 100g) and fat. At the same time, kingklip is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals (i.a. vitamin B12 and phosphorus).
The fish is ideal for soups and stews thanks to its dense texture. For instance, kingklip is the main ingredient of spicy African and South American fish soups. But it holds up well to a number of cooking methods. Just bear in mind that due to the meat’s density, it takes longer to cook kingklip than other types of whitefish.