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Black Bass

Pot or trap caught, Atlantic Coast

There are lots of fish that are called sea bass. Black sea bass, though, are actual members of the bass family who inhabit reefs along the East Coast. Their sexuality is like something out of a story by Ursula K. Le Guin. They are born female, and once they reach a certain size they become male (about 2% of fish are hermaphrodites).

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. 

  • 1 lb. for $23.50

  • 8 oz. for $11.75

-- Black Sea Bass with Vegetables En Papillote (Food 52)

-- Sea Bass with Tomato and Black Olive Salsa (Sophie Dahl / Food and Wine)

  

 

 

 

  

 

MSC Swordfish

Handline caught, Gulf of Mexico

Swordfish shows off its most distinctive characteristic—its meaty, almost steak-like texture—when it is grilled. But however you cook it, it's awesome! Plus, it's an excellent gateway fish for those who need convincing that seafood is a delicious (not to mention healthy) alternative protein! 

Once-overfished Gulf swordfish is now more sustainable than it has been for decades. The swordfish we are offering is handgear-caught, a fishing method that yields no bycatch (no other creatures are caught and killed in the process). Swordfish can be baked, broiled, grilled, sautéed, or smoked. It's MSC certified and Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative.” Higher mercury level.

  • 1 lb. for $23.50

  • 8 oz. for $11.75

-- Pasta With Swordfish And Cherry Tomato Sauce (Chris Morocco / Bon Appétit)

-- Seared Swordfish with Herb Butter (Boston Uncommon / Saveur)

 

Crawfish Tail Meat

Crank up some zydeco and laissez les bons temps rouler! It's Mardi Gras!

A taste of these "freshwater mini-lobsters" will transport you to sunny New Orleans! Each pack contains a pound of frozen cooked crawfish tail meat. Gumbo?
Crawfish étouffée? Crawfish tail mac and cheese? 

1 lb. for $26.50

King Crab Select Portions

Frozen

Each pound contains 4 to 5 sections of largest part of the King Crab leg (called the merus section). The meat is sweet and tender and is considered a delicacy.
Each leg segment is 3 to 5 ounces.
Just thaw, heat for 8 to 10 minutes, and eat.

  • 1 lb. for $38.00

  • 8 oz. for $19.00

Key West Pink Shrimp

Frozen, Raw, Shell-On

These large wild caught shrimp get their color from the
coral waters off the southwest coast of Florida. 
Individually quick frozen using no chemical additives.

  • 1 lb. (16 to 20 per pound) for $18.50

Oritz Conservas Boquerones (Marinated White Anchovies)

Ingredients: Anchovy, olive oil, white wine vingegar, sea salt, garlic, parsley. Product of Spain.

Ortiz Conservas marinated white anchovies are filleted by hand, one by one, marinated in wine vinegar and cured for 3 days. Then they are packed in olive oil, garlic, and parsley. Ortiz boquerones are neither excessively fishy nor salty, making them ideal foreating as an appetizer. They are renowned for their delicate flavor
and are delicious served with crusty bread and olives.

  • 3.88 oz. tray for $10.00

Baby Octopus

Spain, Frozen

These tasty baby octopuses (octopi) have already been tenderized (no beating required!) and come curled up in the shape of a flower. 

 

  • 1 lb. (3 to 6) for $16.00

Matiz Sardines in Olive Oil

Galicia, Spain

These wild, tender sardines are sustainably harvested using traditional methods off the coast of Galicia, Spain. They are wonderful on their own,
or toss them with pasta, or use them in salads. Bones are edible.

 

  • Net weight: 4.2 ounces for $5.00

Gibsons Steakhouse Seasoning Salt

Ingredients: Salt, spices, dehydrated onion and garlic.

We are selling this product because a dietician recommended it for a friend with heart issues. It contains only salt, spices, and dehydrated onion and garlic, and it is the secret ingredient that some say makes Gibsons steaks so good. Because it is a healthy alternative to straight kosher salt, we wanted to try it.
The verdict? Gibsons proved to be excellent on fish too!

  • 6 ounces for $6.00