Irish Organic Salmon
Off shore net pens, Ireland
This crazy popular, delicious,
sustainably farmed salmon has a pedigree that gives its wild counterpart a run for its money. The Irish Organic Salmon Company has full control over the whole process. The broodstock begins in freshwater, then after a period the salmon are moved to protected saltwater cages and finally to pristine fast-moving waters off the coast. Low-density pens give them plenty of room to swim against the strong current, which promotes a firmer texture and less fat. That is why these farmed salmon are more like wild salmon than other farmed varieties.
Their feed is certified organic and GMO-free, and no chemicals or medicines are used. The farm is certified by the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association Naturland (Germany), BioSuisse Organic, Freedom Foods, and GlobalGAP Aquaculture.
Worried about overcooking salmon? Click here to learn about the differences in cooking farmed and wild salmon. Low mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $21.50
-- Sesame Seared Salmon Over a Bowl of Quinoa, Leeks, Kale, and Broccoli (What’s Cooking Good Looking)
-- Maple-Bourbon Glazed Salmon with Cranberry Chutney (Half Baked Harvest)
Hook and line caught, Florida
Mahi mahi is also called dolphinfish or "dorado," but don't confuse it with dolphin (which as you know is a mammal, not a fish). Mahi mahi lives in all tropical and subtropical oceans around the world. Its Hawaiian name, referring to its swimming ability, means "extra strong."
Mahi are able to reproduce at the age of 5 months, females can produce up to a million eggs each time they spawn, and they are fast growers. These factors keep their population stable and sustainable.
Their pinkish translucent flesh has a sweet, delicate flavor, moderately firm texture, and large, moist flakes. Seafood Watch rates mahi mahi a "Good Alternative.” Moderate mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $14.50
-- Mahi Mahi with Tomato, Olive, and Caper Sauce (Fine Cooking)
-- Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos with Chipotle Mayo (That Oven Feelin’)
Sustainably farmed sturgeon
Who needs an excuse? Celebrate your puppy's training, or the mere fact you made it through another day. Calvisius caviar comes from the roe of sustainably farmed white sturgeon. It has a lightly fruity taste with a distinctive nutty hint. Try it with a dry Brut or other sparkling wine.
1 - .36 ounce tin (approximately 2 teaspoons) for $25.00
Frozen Fair Trade Shrimp
Supera net caught, Mexico
Finally a shrimp you can feel good about eating! Caught by artisanal fishermen in Mexico using small sail-powered boats called pangas (slightly larger than a rowboat with a spectacular sail). Fair Trade certification guarantees that there are no human-rights abuses and that a percentage of the profit is returned to the shrimping community. NOTE: We have a limited supply of this shrimp until September. Get them before they're gone!
US Fair Trade certified.
1 lb. (about 26 to 30 frozen peeled & deveined shrimp per pound) for $16.00
-- Provençal Wheat Berry Salad with Shrimp and Mustard-Caper Vinaigrette (Susie Middleton / Fine Cooking)
-- Cuttlefish Spaccatelli with Shrimp, Fresh Tomatoes, Green Onions and Chili (Food 52)