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)