3.5 oz (100g) raw, edible portion
Calories from Fat 130
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 5g
Escolar can be tricky to identify. It’s mistaken for other fish, such as Chilean sea bass, albacore, and oilfish.
The escolar is found in deep tropical and temperate waters around the world.
This species is longlined and is available year-round. Order from Frugé Seafood, your wholesale seafood fish supplier.
Full, strong, buttery, and succulent flavor.
Vivid white- or cream-colored flesh.
Because of its heavy fat content, it’s often baked, grilled, broiled, poached, or steamed, as opposed to fried.
Escolar is a type of snake mackerel that cannot metabolize the wax esters naturally found in its diet. These esters are called gempylotoxin, and are very similar to castor or mineral oil. This is what gives the flesh of escolar its oily texture. As a result, when full portions of escolar are consumed, these wax esters cause gastrointestinal symptoms. In spite of all this, escolar is indeed very buttery and delicious, and should be enjoyed, but never in portions larger than six ounces. Portions below six ounces will not cause gastrointestinal distress.
Fine dining and sushi bars.