Greek name: Κρανιός
Scientific Name: Argyrosomus Regius
Market Name: Meagre, Maigre
French Name: Courbine
German Name: Umber
Italian Name: Ombrine/ Umbrina
Spanish Name: Corvina
Common Name: Meagre, shade-fish, corvina, salmon- basse or stone basse
Meagre is usually baked in the oven with vegetables. A meagre fillet can also be marinated and cooked in a grill pan. Olive oil, garlic, salt, white pepper and some lemon juice is all it takes to make a delicious meal.
Meagre is a good source of high quality protein. It is rich in vitamin B12, Omega 3 fatty acids, phosphorus, potassium and other micronutrients. This makes it a healthy and tasteful addition to a balanced Mediterranean diet.
Meagre belongs to the Sciaenidae family. It has a relatively big head with an elongated body. Meagres are widespread all over the Mediterranean Sea. They can grow up to 2 m in length and reach >50kg.