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Black Bass

Pot and trap or handline caught, Atlantic coast

There are lots of fish that are called sea bass. Black sea bass, though, are actual members of the bass family who inhabit reefs along the East Coast. Their sexuality is like something out of a story by Ursula K. Le Guin. They are born female, and once they reach a certain size they become male (about 2% of fish are hermaphrodites).

Their flesh is moderately firm and lean with a mild, delicate taste. Seafood Watch rates it a "Best Choice" or "Good Alternative," depending on how it is caught. Low mercury level. Kosher.

  • 1 lb. for $25.75

  • 8 oz. for $12.90

-- Black Sea Bass with Vegetables En Papillote (Food 52)

-- River Cottage's Steam-Braised Sea Bass with Thyme and Lemon (by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Nick Fisher / Serious Eats)







Golden Corvina

Gillnet or handline caught, Ecuador

While corvina is more available now than it was a decade ago, you probably won't find it at your local Jewel or Mariano's. It is a delicious firm, mild, and sweet fish. To us, corvina is special. If you like redfish and meagre, you will probably like this too.

Corvina is a generic name for a large number of fish in the Sciaenidae family, which includes both croakers and drum fish. (Those common names reflect the sounds each fish makes: Croakers croak while drum make a beating or drumming sound.)

You can prepare corvina in a number of ways: as ceviche, baked, broiled, grilled, and sautéed. Low to moderate mercury level. Kosher.

  • 1 lb. for $22.00

  • 8 oz. for $11.00

-- Asian-Style Pan-Fried Corvina with Leeks and Shiitake Mushrooms (adapted from Merry Edwards Winery)

-- Oven Roasted Corvina with Mushrooms and Asparagus (adapted from A Healthy Life for Me)


Key West Pink Shrimp (Frozen, Raw, Shell-On)

Wild caught, Florida Keys 16/20 per pound

These plump shrimp get their color from the coral waters off the
southwest coast of Florida. Individually quick frozen, no chemicals, shell-on

1 lb. (16 to230 per pound) for $17.25

Frozen 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!

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.


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