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Walleye

Gill-net caught, Lake Erie, Canada

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's up with 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 $20.00

  • 8 oz. for $10.00

-- Walleye with Creamed Mushrooms and Horseradish Butter (Magnus Nilsson / Saveur magazine)

-- Lake Erie Broiled Walleye (Epicurious)

  

 

 

 

  

 

Meagre

Ocean-based aquaculture, the Mediterranean

Long popular in Europe, meagre (also called stone sea bass) is gaining popularity stateside too. In fact, it has become a Hooked on Fish member favorite. Meagre also has appeared on the menu at The Girl and the Goat, The Little Goat, Boka, Coco Pazzo, Anteprima, and other other fine dining establishments.

Meagre's delicate, sweet taste is much like that of corvina and sea bass, though its flesh is denser. It received a "1 Star Superior Taste Award" from the renowned International Taste and Quality Institute in Brussels. See for yourself why chefs are so excited about it. Low mercury level. Kosher.

  • 1 lb. for $24.50

  • 8 oz. for $12.25

-- Meagre with Mixed Vegetables (adapted from Chef Robbie Gleeson)

-- Pan-Seared Meagre with Lemon-Caper Sauce (HOF)

 

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

Key West Pink Shrimp

Frozen, Raw, Shell-On

These large shrimp 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 $18.50

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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