What does tilefish taste like?
The flavor is mild but distinctive, often compared to lobster or crab, which is not surprising, since the tilefish’s diet is largely crustaceans. Cooking Tips: Firm and mild-tasting, tilefish offers chefs many options.
Is tile fish high in mercury?
Golden tilefish, a bottom dwelling fish living at the edge of the continental shelf, has high mercury concentrations averaging about 1 part per million, enough for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include this species among the four groups that warrant greatest concern.
Why do tilefish have so much mercury?
Nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of methylmercury. However, larger fish (swordfish, shark, king mackerel, tuna and tilefish) that have lived longer have the highest levels of methylmercury because they have had more time to accumulate it. It is the type of mercury that can be harmful to young people.