Black kingfish, black salmon, ling, lemonfish. Perhaps you’ve puzzled over these curious fish. They’re all cobia, a peach-fleshed fish with grayish-brown skin. Its signature white belly often confuses fishers, who sometimes mistake it for a small shark.
“It’s a weird fish because it’s meaty and dense like sturgeon, but it’s fatty like hamachi,” explained Robert DeMasco, owner of New York City-based seafood distributor Pierless Fish Corp. (“Hamachi” is the Japanese name for yellowtail.)
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