Pomatomus saltatrix

More common in the stretch of the Brazilian coast that goes from Rio Grande do Sul to Rio de Janeiro, this fish widely consumed in the country is typical of temperate waters. In Brazil, schools of this fish approach the coast more often during the winter, when the water is colder. Served as a main course, it can be roasted and stewed, but it is better grilled – the way it is usually presented in the menus of many restaurants by the sea or specialized in Japanese cuisine. In the three states of the South region of Brazil, the closed season runs from December to March.