Flathead Fish or Kukkar fish is a cheap, delicious dinner fish with great meat. Steamed, poached, pan-fried, or grilled. Many say it’s the greatest Arabian sea fish for fish-n-chips.
Flathead — Kukkar is eaten with chips and tartare or mayonnaise and has juicy, flaky, and soft sweet meat that tends to dry out with typical cooking methods.
Flathead Fish meat is white and delicious, tougher than channel catfish. Like lobster when grilled.
This sea fish inhabits Benthic locations with sand or coral rubble bottoms as its primary habitat.
Gillnets and bottom trawls catch this fish.
This fish is scaled. The head is fairly depressed and the body is lengthy. It has 3 preopercular spines. The vomer contains two patches of teeth.
The sea fish is usually grey or brown with a white body underneath.
The Average Size of this fish is 0.2 kilogram to 1 kg. However, bigger sizes are sometimes available.
Slices, boneless fillets, and fingers favor.
Approx. Cutting Yields
Headless and gutted: 60%
Preferences for cooking
Kids prefer flathead to fried and tempura-style fish n chips.
Healthy for the heart, lowers blood pressure, and boosts immunity.
Skin and hair health improve