Māori Name: hapuku
Name Scientific: Polyprion oxygeneios
Availability: October to May
Attributes Weight: 6kg average, up to 20kg
Attributes Length: 80–100cm, reaching 150cm
Groper flesh is firm and white with few bones. Treat your groper with care to preserve its delicate flavour and succulence – allow it to be the star of your dish, rather than any accompanying sauce. Groper makes wonderful steaks, remains moist with heavy flakes when cooked and smokes well. Bake; steam; panfry, poach, bbq; or smoke groper.