Dry-Pack Sea Scallops
Trawl caught, Delaware
A bite of a quickly seared sea scallop begins with a crusty—almost crunchy—exterior and is followed by a contrasting sweet, buttery interior. The sea scallops we offer are shucked on the boat, dry-packed (no chemicals added), and shipped on ice. (Wet-pack scallops are soaked in a water-retentive sodium triphosphate solution, meaning that when cooked they exude so much water that they can't be properly seared.) Dry-pack scallops are firm and slightly tacky to the touch; this quality promotes caramelization. Incidentally, color variation is natural and confirms the absence of a bleaching agent.
Seafood Watch rates dry-pack scallops a "Good Alternative." Low mercury level. (10/20 per pound)
1 lb. for $23.00
8 oz. for $11.50
-- Pasta with Leeks and Scallops (FiveAndSpice / Food 52)
-- Scallops with Fennel Grenobloise (Kay Chun / Food and Wine)
Trawl caught, East Coast
Skate wings—which are oversized pectoral fins made of cartilage—sometimes get a bad rap, maybe because they spoil quickly. They are delicious, underutilized, and inexpensive, and we think they should be celebrated!
It is true that skate are best when super fresh. If you are not planning to cook the night you pick up your fish, best to either freeze it 😠 or opt for the sea scallops instead. Seafood Watch rates skate a "Good Alternative." Low mercury level.
1 lb. for $12.50
8 oz. for $6.25
-- Oven-Roasted Skate Wings with Fennel (Art de Fête)
-- Pan-Fried Skate Wings With Capers (adapted from Pierre Franey / The New York Times)
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
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.