Perch The perch is a freshwater fish inhabiting the northern hemisphere, though it originally comes from Europe and Asia. It can also be found in North America. Some of the ways to prepare Perch are frying, baking, steaming, or poaching. When being cooked it tastes very savory due to its fat content which consists mainly of omega-3 fatty acids.
Perch is a very popular sport fish and the flesh has a delicate flavor while being low in fat. The edible parts consist of 50% of the bodyweight of the fish, which corresponds to approximately 54% of its whole body consisting of meat. Perch can be prepared by frying, baking, steaming, or poaching.
There are three species of Perch: the European perch, "Perca fluviatilis", found around Europe and Asia; the Yellow perch, "Perca flavescens" which can be found in eastern North America; and the Asian perch ("Marinobacter chungangensis"), which is also found in eastern North America.
The perch has many ways to be cooked, such as frying, steaming, baking, or poaching. The edible parts consist of 50% of the body weight of the fish. When being cooked it tastes very savory due to its fat content which consists mainly of omega-3 fatty acids. The flesh has a delicate flavor due to its fat content which consists mainly of omega-3 fatty acids. Perch can be prepared by frying, baking, steaming, or poaching.
The word perch is thought to have come from the Latin word "perca," which means "perch-like fish" and it is also a common name for fish of the genus Perca, freshwater gamefish belonging to the family Percidae. The one-pound perch is a common fish caught by anglers in the United States. The Perciformes are the largest order of vertebrates, containing approximately 23,000 species.
The perch is a freshwater gamefish belonging to the family Percidae that also includes the green/blue porgie, black bass, and freshwater drum. Three species of perch occur in different geographical areas: the yellow, or common perch ("Perca flavescens"), inhabits Eurasia and North America; the European perch ("P. fluviatilis") inhabits Europe and Asia; and the walleye or pickerel (North American) perch ("Sander vitreus") is native to North America. The perch is thought to be most closely related to the pikes, which makes them grouped within the same order, Esociformes.