Madai, also known as Red Seabream or Japanese Snapper, is a remarkable fish revered in culinary circles, particularly in Japanese cuisine. Featured prominently in Chef Jiro Ono's “Madai Sushi”, this red sea bream showcases a sweet, mild flavor coupled with a delicate yet firm flesh. Its fine-grained texture holds up well cooked or raw. It offers a refined flavor with subtle sweetness, coupled with a hint of brininess that is characteristic of premium quality sea fish. It pairs delightfully with a range of flavors including citrus notes, fresh herbs, and light sauces. Madai truly excels in raw preparations, as well as grilling and pan-searing.