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Pacifico Striped Bass

Open ocean aquaculture, Todos Santos Island, Baja California, Mexico

Pacifico striped bass is the only "true" striped bass, not a hybrid as are most other farmed varieties. With a nod to the wine industry and the concept of terroir, the company touts its mastery of meroir, the idea that the sum of the effects of a local environment—such as climate, local nutrients, and other geographical factors—impact the quality of a particular product, giving them a distinct taste unique to the environment they grew up in. Pacifico striped bass has received a 4-star BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) designation, the highest award available.

The fish has a semi-firm texture with skin that crisps well when sautéed. It can be used in many preparations: as sushi, baked, sautéed, or poached. Chefs such as Rick Bayless and Thomas Keller have used it on their menus, and rumor has it that Chef Stephanie Izard will be featuring it at her new Peruvian restaurant when it opens. Low mercury level. Kosher.

1 lb. for $25.00
8 ounces for $12.50

 
-- Striped Bass Ceviche (Feed me Phoebe) For a handy ceviche how-to guide, click here.
-- Striped Bass Poached in Spicy Soy Sauce (Mark Bittman)

  

 

 

 

  

 

Bay Scallops

Wild caught, Gulf of St. Lawrence

If you haven't yet tried these tiny gems, please do consider them! Bay scallops are sweet and mild, with a firm moist texture. They are delicious in pasta, as ceviche, baked with herbs, or lightly pan-seared.

Further, they are dry-packed, meaning that there are no chemicals added. Wet-pack scallops on the other hand are soaked in a water-retentive sodium triphosphate solution so that 30% of what you pay for is water. Plus they exude so much water that they can't be properly seared. Our scallops will caramelize nicely. They are sweet and tender. Seafood Watch rates them a "Best Choice." Low mercury level.

1 lb. for $23.50
8 oz. for $11.75

-- Incredibly Easy Bay Scallop Pasta (HOF)
-- Bay Scallop Pan Roast (Marcia Kiesel / Food and Wine)

 

Calvisius Caviar

.36 ounce tin (approximately 2 teaspoons)

Who needs an excuse? Valentines Day? Celebrate your puppy's training, or the mere fact you made it through another day. Whether you are a lover of caviar or a caviar novice, Calvisius brand is a great place to start.

This caviar comes from the roe of sustainably farmed white sturgeon. It has a lightly fruity taste with a distinctive nutty hint. Try it with a dry Brut or other sparkling wine.

1 - .36 ounce tin (approximately 2 teaspoons) for $23.00

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

  

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!

These convertible totes provide reliable insulation, and they are 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 fine 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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