Indo-Pacific king mackerel or popularly known as spotted seer fish (Scomberomorus guttatus) is a sea fish among the mackerel variety of fishes. It is found in around the Indian Ocean and adjoining seas. It is known as Ayakoora in Malayalam, Khulkul in Kannada and Vanjiramu in Tamil. It is a popular game fish, growing up to 45 kg, and is a strong fighter that has on occasion been seen to leap out of the water when hooked. It is very popular among the countries of the Indian subcontinent including India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It is a fairly expensive fish that is considered a delicacy in most places. In addition to being cooked and eaten when fresh, it is also used to make fish pickle, usually eaten as a condiment with rice.
King Mackerel/Spotted Seer fish are very good source of Omega 3 fatty acids which help keep arteries open and allow blood to flow smoothly. Also Omega 3 has anti-inflammatory effects which help sinus, osteoporosis, arthritis and other conditions.
King mackerel contains high quantity of protein (21.34%) and calcium and phosphorus which helps in the conditions like osteoporosis and arthritis. Fairly high quantity of Omega 3 fatty acid is another important factor in the king mackerel.
King mackerel used to prepare variety of delicacy such as deep fried seer fish, ayakoora curry, ayakoora pickled, etc. it also used in salads and soups. Grilling, baking, poaching and steaming are the preferable methods for healthy cooking. It does not contain bones except central one.