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Benefits of beltfish

April 21, 2022
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Beltfish is a fishery commodity. It’s considered sustainable because of the huge level of fishery sustainability in its ecosystem. Beltfish is regularly eaten as international seafood in Eastern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Their name derives from the North American Belted Kingfisher. 

Beltfish have three main benefits. The first and foremost is that the fish is used for food. Second, the fish oil from the beltfish can be turned into skincare products, such as sunblock lotion and makeup. Third, very little amount of this particular fish will make you healthy even if you're not eating it for a week or two! 

It is considered sustainable because of the huge level of fishery sustainability in its ecosystem. Beltfish are able to live an extremely long time; many live longer than 20 years and some even reach the age of 100 years. The fish are able to outlive predators such as sharks and tuna, while they provide a rich food source for other animals that share their habitat. 

Beltfish are large fish that can be found in the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the Indian Ocean. The fish is also known as "true sharks," to which they look similar. They have rugose skin and a large head with sharp spines that can grow up to three feet long. Unlike other fish species, this particular species has a single dorsal fin that is located between their pectoral and pelvic fins. They have a long, dark body with silvery, reflective scales. Beltfish are named after their long dorsal fin. The fish's size ranges from 12-25 feet and weighs up to 390 pounds. Although the fish is commonly associated with the sea or seabed, some individuals have been found in freshwater. The fish is a deep-sea predator that survives by hunting for food at the bottom of the ocean. 

Beltfish are bioluminescent, meaning they emit light from their flesh. The fish's light can be seen from up to 100 feet away and has been used in various fields including biomedical research and marine exploration. The fish has a long and thin, sinuous body with a deeply forked caudal fin. The largest specimen recorded was nearly seven feet long. Because of the fish's long snout, it is able to reach into crevices in the seafloor deep enough to feed on bivalves and crustaceans. The eyes are positioned far back on the head and are surrounded by large photophores. Interestingly, the eyes of a fish such as this are located at the end of its frontmost point, meaning that it can see above and below itself. 


Ways of cooking beltfish include frying it, grilling, and pan-frying; its high-fat content means it also can be prepared with butter. Among the many benefits of eating beltfish on a regular foundation is that it contains Omega 3s, PPIs, and other healthy nutrients. The texture of beltfish is similar to firm white fish, and it has a mild taste. The meat is white and can be flaky or boneless. It also tends to form natural gelatinous-like masses in the body of the fish, which makes it easy for people to use their hands as tools for cooking when preparing this type of fish. It is best to cook a beltfish fillet by placing the fish on a hot pan coated with a small amount of oil and putting it into the oven. This can be done in an open pan, wrapped in foil, or placed into a baking dish. The cooking time will vary depending on how thick the fillet is and what else it was cooked with.


Beltfish has a refreshing mild flavor and the flesh becomes quite firm when boiled. This dish goes well with flavored ices such as lemon ice or honeydew melon-mint ice, to tone down the saltiness. Beltfish steamed can be deep-fried or stir-fried with vegetables, peppers, and onions to add flavor. The flavor of the beltfish may change slightly when braised but it will still have a refreshing taste. It is also said that steaming won't make the meat tough but simmered in your favorite sauce makes it lose its freshness away over time so boiled is usually considered the more suitable way to cook.


Here I will show you a super-easy way to cook belt fish:


You will need one bag of 14 oz belt fish from Weee, there are about 6 to 7 pieces in one bag, which is good for one plate, 2-3 people. 

One bag of cut beltfish

After cleaning the belt fish, use the kitchen towel to absorb the water on the surface, then rub a little salt, not too much, and sprinkle the barbecue spice, which you can get from Amazon here. You can also sprinkle some chili powder if you want. Then marinate for a while.

beltfish after absorption

After marinating, you can put the belt fish into the air fryer, and a layer of parchment paper can be put on if you don’t want to clean the inside.

marinating beltfish

Put on the high temperature at around 390 degrees Fahrenheit and air fry for 10 minutes, then the dish is done!

put the beltfish pieces into the air fryer
Final Dish, yummy!


It is super easy and so delicious!