The African pompano (Alectis ciliaris) (also known as the pennant-fish and threadfin trevally) is a widely distributed species of tropical marine fish in the jack family, Carangidae. The species is found in tropical waters worldwide, with adults often inhabiting coastlines, while juveniles are usually pelagic, floating with ocean currents. The adult African pompano is similar in appearance to the other members of the genus Alectis, with the concave shape of the head near the eyes the clearest distinguishing feature.
HEALTH BENEFITSEnergy483 (115 Calories) Fat (total)0.5 g Alpha‐linolenic acid19 mg Protein21.5 g Saturated fat37% of total fat Docosahexaenoic acid150 mg Cholesterol 15 mg. Monounsaturated fat14% of total fat Eicosapentaenoic acid23 mgSodium74 mg Polyunsaturatedfat49%
CULINARY METHODTrevallies have superb eating qualities, with a strong but not overpowering flavour. They are an excellent choice for children as their bones are easily removed. Bake, grill, smoke and deep or shallow fry trevally, but preferably serve skinless. They can be excellent in sashimi and popular when served fried with chips. Smoking helps to reduce the oiliness, which is high in some species. Curried or herbed mayonnaise makes a delicious accompaniment.