Blue Eye Trevalla (often referred to, incorrectly, as Blue Eye Cod) are one of the most highly prized table fish in the country! Not to be confused with Trevally, the Blue Eye’s firm white flesh is moist and tender, making the Trevalla not only one of the finest tasting fish in our oceans but also one of the most valuable. Blue Eye Trevalla first came to fame due to commercial fishing fleet’s making them widely available to the public over recent years. Most recreational anglers are unfamiliar with this species due to their deep water habitat.
Blue eye trevalla are generally located in waters ranging in depths from 200 – 400 meters, along the coast of W.A. from Albany to Exmouth; and along the East Coast including right here on the Gold Coast. The Blue Eye Trevalla available at Mudgeeraba Seafood are locally caught.
Blue Eye Trevalla grow to around 40kg in weight and over 140cm in length although a typical sized blue eye is around 10 – 15kg in most locations.
Blue Eye Trevalla is generally a very expensive fish, more than Gold Band Snapper and is often seen in Fish Markets between $49 and $70 per kilo.
COOKING METHODS – MUDGEERABA SEAFOODS
We recommend GRILLED or POACHED.
Blue Eye Trevalla is also excellent BATTERED or CRUMBED.