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Wild Striped Bass

Hook and line caught, East Coast

A couple of months ago we had some wonderful farmed striped bass. This week we've netted a great price on wild striped bass. If you have a minute, let us know how they compare!

Forty years ago the East Coast striped bass fishery was nearly decimated by overfishing and pollution. Since that time, the fishery has been successfully overseen by the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass. 

Wild striped bass is rich and slightly sweet in flavor. It has a firm, large flake, and it can be baked, grilled, steamed, and sautéed. Its skin too is delightfully "crispable." Seafood Watch rates it a "Best Choice." Moderate mercury level. Kosher.

1 lb. for $25.00
8 oz. for $12.50

-- Wild Striped Bass with Tomato Fondue (Michel Nischan / Food and Wine)
-- Caesar-Roasted Striped Bass (Ina Garten / Food Network)







Redfish (Red Drum)

Aquaculture, Texas

Perhaps because of the popularity of Blackened Redfish (Paul Prudhomme's classic dish), red drum populations declined dramatically during the 1970s. Strict federal regulations on the catch have helped it rebound enough to allow sport fishing. The redfish we are offering this week comes from a family-owned inland fishery in Texas where they use a high-protein feed (sourced from US fisheries) and do not use hormones or antibiotics. Addi-tionally their environment is free of mercury and other pollutants.

Some people compare redfish to snapper. It is a mild fish with a sweet flavor and medium flake. It can be baked, sautéed, grilled, and (of course) blackened. Seafood Watch rates it a "Best Choice." Low mercury level. Kosher.

1 lb. for $23.00
8 oz. for $11.50

-- Paul Prudhomme's Blackened Redfish (Paul Prudhomme /The New York Times)
-- Parchment-Roasted Redfish(adapted from Anna Watson Carl / The Yellow Table)


Frozen Raw Key West Pink Shrimp

Wild caught, Florida Keys

These plump shrimp get their color from the coral waters off the southwest coast of Florida. Individually quick frozen, shell-on. 21 to 25 per pound.

1 lb. for $15.50

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


Frozen Crawfish Tails

Frozen, Peeled, Cooked

Whether you call them crawfish, mudbugs, or crawdads, they speak to your mouth in all the right ways! Mardi Gras is over but these "freshwater mini-lobsters" are still delicious. Gumbo? Crawfish étouffée?
Crank up some zydeco and laissez les bons temps rouler!

1 lb. for $24.00

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 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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