This Week's Catch
August 9 to 13, 2022
Hudson Canyon Bay Scallops
Wild caught, Souther New Jersey Coast
$16.00 per pound
If you haven't yet tried these small gems (40 to 60 per pound), please do consider them! Bay scallops are sweet and mild, with a firm, moist texture. They are delicious in pasta, as ceviche, baked with herbs, or lightly pan-seared.
These scallops are sustainably harvested on the southern tip of New Jersey. The harvesting areas are rotated yearly to protect other species and promote healthy harvests.
Further, they are dry-packed, meaning that there are no chemicals added. (Wet-pack scallops are soaked in a water-retentive solution, meaning that when cooked they exude so much water that they can't be properly seared.) Our sweet and tender scallops will caramelize nicely. Seafood Watch rates them a "Best Choice." Low mercury level.
Black Sea Bass
Pot/trap or handline caught, Atlantic Coast
$26.00 per pound
There are lots of fish that are called sea bass. Black seabass, though, are actual members of the bass family who inhabit reefs along the East Coast. They are hermaphroditic, born female, and once they reach a certain size they become male, mostly after spawning.
Their flesh is moderately firm and lean with a mild, delicate taste. Seafood Watch rates it a "Best Choice" or "Good Alternative," depending on how it is caught. Low mercury level. Kosher.
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Each week, we offer a selection of the freshest, tastiest fish available. Fish is delivered to us in the morning and you receive it the same day via delivery or pickup at select locations throughout Chicago.
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