Whether you want to visit the fish market and enjoy preparing fish specialties on your own or go to the restaurant or tavern to order fish, you should know what kind of fish is best in certain part of the year. You should definitely read the advice from our old people who are very familiar with that. Of course, we should consult the fishermen's calendar where one can find several wise words about our sea treasure.
Sardines are best in July and August, so if you come to Zadar and Dalmatia in that particular period, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy our most famous blue fish. Anchovies are best in winter and especially in January and February. Spanish mackerel is kind of blue fish that tastes great if grilled and especially during May and June. Bogue is also recommended for grilling, especially in December and January. Although the taste of canned tuna is always the same, it is best to try it in the fall when it is somewhat "slimmer". Two-banded bream is the best choice for grilling in August. April, May and October are reserved for baked St. Peter’s fish, but if you decide to eat it some other period of the year, you should certainly try it cooked. The Octopus is best from October to February when it keeps up to 60 percent of its weight.