Trap net caught, Lake Erie, Canada
Our "local" selection for this week is tender whitefish, which thrives in the cold deep waters of the Great Lakes.
Whitefish is a reliable all-around fish. It is flavorful, thick, rich, and versatile. You can use just about any recipe that calls for a white fish. Even a simple sauté with lemon and butter produces a great impression. Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative." Low mercury. Kosher.
1 lb. for $12.00
-- Pan-Fried Whitefish With Corn, Avocado, Lime and Basil Relish(Serious Eats)
-- The Fish King and Queen's Fish Sandwich (Food 52)
Hook and line caught, Ecuador.
Mahi mahi is also called dolphinfish or "dorado." Dolphinfish is not to be confused with dolphin (which as you know is a mammal, not a fish). In Hawaiian Mahi Mahi means "extra strong," a description referring to its swimming ability.
Mahi Mahi's pinkish translucent flesh has a sweet, delicate flavor, moderately firm texture, and large, moist flakes. Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative." Moderate mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $21.50
-- Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos with Chipotle Mayo (That Oven Feelin’)
-- Pesto Crusted Mahi Mahi with Blistered Tomatoes and Lemon Butter (Life as a Strawberry)