We've offered, and greatly enjoyed eating, golden tilefish. We thought it would be interesting to compare it with grey (or blue line) tilefish. Like that of its cousin, its flesh is firm with large flakes and has a sweet, delicate flavor that some say is similar to that of lobster and crab. In looks, however, it pales in comparison to the golden tilefish. The grey tilefish lacks the colorful iridescence and the fatty flag or crest on its head.
Tilefish are part of the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) program, in which participating fishermen are allocated a share of the annual fishing quota. Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative." High mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $17.00
8 oz for $8.50*
-- Pan-Seared Tilefish with Garlic, Herbs, and Lemon (Melissa Clark / The New York Times)
-- Pan-Roasted Tilefish with Tomato Chili Confit (The Optimalist Kitchen)
* A $10.00 minimum applies to all orders. If your total order is less than $10.00, please contact us, and we'll place the order for you.