Ahi Tuna #1
Line caught, Marshall Islands
What says midsummer evening better than ahi? Now that the weather seems to be cooperating, ahi is the perfect summer treat—whether you cook it or eat it raw.
Ahi is a Hawaiian name, meaning "fire." This tuna is distinguished from others by its bright yellow dorsal fin and yellow side stripes. Its flesh is red and it is mild and meaty. It's more flavorful than albacore because of its higher fat content.
We love ahi in poke (as shown above), but it is also great lightly seared, sautéed, or grilled and served on a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, and avocados. Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative." Higher mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $27.75
8 oz. for 13.90
-- Anne Burrell's Ahi Poke (adapted from Anne Burrell / Food Network)
-- Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna with Soy, Ginger, Lime Sauce (Jessica Gavin) includes video
Gillnet or trawl caught, Atlantic, US
If you can't make it to Nantucket for a seaside lobster roll, here is your opportunity to save money and experience the next best thing: monkfish "lobster" rolls (as shown above). OK, you can prepare your monkfish anyway you want to. It is good in risotto, stews, braised, or bacon-wrapped and baked.
Once widely considered a "trash" fish, monkfish looks positively prehistoric. Its huge, gaping mouth and hideous teeth are complemented by an odd-looking, dangling apparatus on its head that some say looks like a fishing pole and bait. Its tail though is "seafood gold," with a texture and density similar to that of lobster. Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative." Low mercury level.
1 lb. for $13.30
8 oz. for $6.75*
-- Monkfish "Lobster" Rolls (adapted from The New York Times)
-- Roasted Monkfish with Melted Leeks (Thomas Keller / Ad Hoc At Home)
* 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 26 to 30 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 $17.25
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.