CATCH OF THE DAY. A fish that turns from female to male!

The White Grouper (scientific name: Epinephelus aeneus) is a protogynous hermaphrodite that matures first as a FEMALE at 50-60 cm total length and about 3 kg weight. Most females change sex at about 9 kg, but smaller males (3-5 kg) are occasionally found.

Τhis meaty fish is considered to be one of the MOST delicious in Greek cuisine. White Grouper, or ‘Sfee – RI – dah’ should be grilled and drizzled with lemon and olive oil and paired with dry white wine. However, you might also enjoy it boiled in a fish soup.

  • Greek name: Sfirida
  • English name: White grouper
  • French name: Mérou blanc
  • Spanish name: Cherna de ley
  • Italian name: Cernia bianca
  • Tunisian name: Mennani abyath
  • Lebanese name: Le’oz ramlee
  • Turkish name: lahoz
  • Portuguese name: Garupa legitima

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