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Alaskan Halibut

Long line caught, Lake Erie

Wild Alaskan halibut is a perennial favorite, and we can't get enough
of it. Its flesh is thick, meaty, and firm, and its flavor is sweet and rich. In addition to its excellent flavor
and texture, it affords the cook
many options. You can grill, roast,
or broil it. 

Halibut is among the largest fish in the sea—it is certainly the largest flat fish. Its usual size ranges from 20 to 40 pounds, but it can grow to 8 feet long. These days halibut is strictly managed by the Pacific Halibut Commission.

We've included Chef McClain's recipe for halibut to encourage you to take advantage of the bounty of fresh tomatoes available this time of year. Seafood Watch rates it a “Good Alternative,” and it is MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) Certified. Moderate mercury level. Kosher.

  • 1 lb. for $27.50

  • 8 oz. for $13.75

-- Pan-Seared Halibut with Tomato Vinaigrette (Chef Shawn McClain of Green Zebra, Chicago / Food and Wine)

-- Slow-Roasted Citrus Halibut With Herb Salad (Alison Roman / The New York Times)

  

 

 

 

  

 

Walleye

Gillnet caught, Lake Erie

Walleye is so popular that it is the "o-fish-al" state fish of Minnesota, South Dakota, and Vermont. Although it is often called "walleye pike," it is actually a member of the perch family.

What about that name? Walleye has unusual pearlescent eyes that help it to see more clearly in murky water and at night. This factor makes its eyes seem cloudy, but for this fish, the condition of the eyes is not an indication of spoilage.

Walleye has a sweet flavor and a delicate flake, and it can be prepared in virtually any way—sautéed, baked, and grilled. My mother's favorite Florida restaurant serves this Midwestern lake fish topped with artichokes and tomatoes, then drizzled with béarnaise sauce. Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative." Higher mercury level. Kosher.

  • 1 lb. for $17.00

  • 8 oz. for $8.50*

-- Grilled Walleye With Citrus Butter (Derrick Riches / The Spruce Eats)

-- Grilled Walleye Tacos with Mango Salsa (Minnesota Monthly)

* A $10.00 minimum applies to all orders. If your total order is less than $10.00, please contact us, and we'll place the order for you. 

 

Fair Trade Shimp (Frozen, Raw, Peeled and Deveined)

Supera net caught, Baja, Mexico, 26/30 per pound

Finally a shrimp you can feel good about eating (and they are delicious, too)!  Here's why: Instead of dealing with giant gas-powered trawlers, Del Pacifico works with artisanal fishermen who use small sail-powered boats (pangas), which are slightly larger than a rowboat and have a spectacular sail. (Score one.)

The wind and tide guide the net. Because they operate on such a small scale the fishermen can remove bycatch and return it to the water alive resulting in the lowest bycatch in the shrimping industry! (Score two.) 

The boats are small and have little storage area so they can't be at sea for long periods. The shrimp are blast-frozen within hours of capture. What is more, Fair Trade certification guarantees that there are no human rights abuses and that a percentage of the profit is returned to the community. (Score three and four.) 


1 lb. (about 16 to 20 per pound) for $20.00

Key West Pink Shrimp (Frozen, Raw, Shell-On

Wild caught, Florida Keys

These shrimp are larger than the shrimp above and are Shell-On.
They 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 $18.25

Frozen Baby Octopus

Tenderized. Spain

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


1 lb. (2-3) 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

Hooked on Fish Convertible Cooler Bag

Use this bag for all kinds of things!

This convertible totes provide reliable insulation, and it is large enough for those longer fillets or party-size orders. The bag's removable insert is great for keeping fish and other refrigerated products cold on the way home. Without the insert, the bag itself is a sturdy all-purpose carrier. Plus, our logo imprint helps to spread the word about Hooked on Fish! You win, we win.

$18.50

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