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MSC Swordfish

Hook and line 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! 

Because of new fishery management measures, 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 $23.00

-- Indonesian Grilled Swordfish (Barefoot Contessa)
-- Swordfish With Lemon and Fennel (The New York Times)








Gill net or trawl, US Atlantic

Monkfish is one of the ugliest fish in the ocean, but we love its flavor and texture! Think poor man's lobster. 

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, as mentioned above. We've seen it used in a number of ways—in "lobster" rolls, risotto, and soup, and also braised and bacon-wrapped. Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative." Low mercury level.
1 lb. for $16.00

-- Crispy Monkfish with Capers (Daniel Boulud / Food and Wine)
-- Sautéed Monkfish with Leeks and Shiitakes (Food and Wine)


Hot Smoked Whitefish Dip

Made in-house

Ingredients include hot-smoked whitefish, mayonnaise, sour cream, horseradish, Worcestershire, mustard, green onion, celery, jalapeño, onion, and paprika.

8 ounces for $9.50

Calvisius Caviar

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This caviar is the roe of sustainably farmed white sturgeon. It
combines delicate nuances of the sea with light, buttery flavors of pastry.
Try it with a dry Brut or other sparkling wine.
1 - .36 ounce tin (approximately 2 teaspoons) for $23.00


From the East and West Coasts

This week we are featuring Boss Gibson oysters from the East Coast and Penn Cove oysters from the West Coast. You can either buy a dozen of one type or get a half dozen of each. We want to get the freshest possible, so if these oysters are not available, we'll substitute Beausoleil and/or Malpeque oysters, both East Coast.
1 dozen oysters for $18.00 to $20.00

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


Key West Pink Shrimp

Wild caught, Florida

We are happy to offer uncooked, frozen, wild caught Key West Pink Shrimp. These plump shrimp get their color from the coral waters off the southwest coast of Florida. Individually Quick Frozen, Shell-On. 21 to 25 per pound.

-- Garlic Shrimp And White Beans (Bon Appétit)

-- HOF Simple Roasted Shrimp

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!
Net weight: 6 ounces for $6.00

Hooked on Fish Convertible Cooler Bag

Use this bag for lots of things!

Summer is here!

And that means it is going to be HOT. Make sure you have the right cooler bag for your trip home. Not only does it keep your fish cold longer, but it is an excellent all-purpose tote. Use if for your summer picnics at Millennium Park or Ravinia! Removable insulated pouch.


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