Orange Roughy

New Zealand has the largest and oldest populations of Orange Roughy in the world. Orange Roughy are slow growing and long lived species reaching maturity at 50cm when 25-35 years old.

These deep water fish are trawled in depths of 750-1500m with only 10% of New Zealand’s waters ever fished.

There are more than 156 million adult Orange Roughy in New Zealand waters of which only 4.5% are harvested each year.

There are 9 main stocks fished to strict annual catch limits which are closely monitored from year to year. The Chatham rise accounts for 66% of the catch.

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Cooking Suggestions

A delicious white flesh with an almost shellfish flavour. Fillets flake beautifully once cooked and retain their shape. Sprinkle with you favourite spice and oven bake with butter, white wine for 10 minutes. Coat with a combination of panko crumbs, shaved parmesan and lemon zest then lightly pan fry.

Health and Nutrition

Fatty fish is an excellent source of vitamin D, an important nutrient that over 40% of people may be deficient in.

Handy Hint

Bake fillets with the skinned side down

Fast Fact

Orange Roughy can live to 130 years of age

Recipe Card

Orange Roughy with red pepper sauce


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