A broom fish…what are you picturing right now? A fish shaped a like a broom? Well, you’re not completely wrong.
Broom Fish have tails that look like brooms
They are part of the the filefish family, which look a bit like triggerfish. Have you ever seen a humunukuapua’a? Broom fish are shaped similarly in that diamond shape with a fanned out, broom-shaped tail.
You don’t have to scale a Broom Fish
You have to skin it. First cut the mouth off and peel back the skin from there. Use a firm grip on the fish while using the other to peel back the skin, which will reveal the broom fish’s pinkish white flesh. When you are ready to gut it, save the liver! Adding it to this next recipe is key.