Tailor is a well-known Australian finfish with a rich, strong flavour. Its high oil content makes it ideal for grilling, barbecuing or baking, but it can also be fried. The flesh is soft so minimal handling and careful cooking is required.
When cooking Tailor the ideal flavourings are fennel, tomato, oregano, basil and thyme, as well as the flavours of citrus and balsamic. Tailor is a strong and flavoursome species, so when choosing a wine to accompany it, a fuller-flavoured dry white style wine such as Chardonnay needs to be considered.