Gilthead Bream

Gilthead bream is a highly prized fish, which is quite chunky in profile. It is caught by netters in Cornwall during the summer months. Larger fish can be filleted, and its shape is also ideal for butterfly fillets, which are great for filling with pesto. Using dill or fennel will enhance the flavour. With its pinkish opaque flesh, the popularity of gilt-head bream continues to grow as a slightly sweeter tasting alternative to bass and can be cooked the same way.

Adapted from Love Seafood


Seafood type:


Best during:

April - October

Cooking recommendations:

Roast, pan fry, deep fry, grill or poach

Nearest Alternatives:

Bass Hake Gurnard Bass