Mycteroperca spp.

Saltwater fish found all over the Brazilian coast hiding in rocky shores and coral reefs, more commonly in the stretch between the states of Rio de Janeiro and Bahia. Its refined meat, dense and very tasty, is usually prepared in steaks or tranches, using several techniques: roasting, grilling, frying or stewing. In markets and restaurants, it is commonly mistaken for the haddock, which comes from Argentina and is sold in thinner fillets, and not as flavorful and delicate. Among the species found in Brazil are Mycteroperca bonaci (black grouper) and the Mycteroperca rubra (mottled / comb grouper).