The aristocrat of Southern fish. A member of the jack family, this saltwater fish is found in waters off South Atlantic and Gulf states. Its succulent, fine-textured, flesh has a mild, delicate flavor. Pompano is considered by many to be America's finest fish and a little on the expensive side. Pompano is available whole and in fillets, both fresh and frozen. From the Southern chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947.