Origin New Zealand (500g)
This fish is truly a magnificent sight. Hapuku has a heavy, stocky body and is primarily a gun-barrel grey color with a silvery-white underbelly. Hapuku has very large eyes adapted for hunting and inhabiting low light conditions.
They are excellent baked or fried (not usually eaten raw) but, like any fish, can be easily overcooked. Hapuka are by far, one of the best-eating fish, the best way to prepare it is by boiling, steaming, or on the barbcue.