Trap net caught, Lake Erie, Canada
Our "local" selection for this week is tender whitefish, which thrives in the cold, deep waters of the Great Lakes.
Whitefish is a reliable all-around fish. It has large flakes and is thick, rich, and versatile, and its fat content makes it particularly flavorful and excellent for smoking. You can use it in just about any recipe that calls for a white fish. Even the simplest of preparations, a quick sauté with lemon and butter, will satisfy completely. See our recipespage for more inspiration. Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative." Low mercury. Kosher.
1 lb. $13.00
-- Pan-Fried Whitefish with Corn Avocado Relish (Serious Eats)
-- Whitefish Baked with Tomatoes, Olives, and Capers (Jamie Oliver / Serious Eats)
Line caught, Hawaii
Opah, also called moonfish because of its beautiful deep-bellied almost circular profile, weighs on average about 100 lbs. Its fins, mouth, and tail, are a bright reddish orange, its skin grayish pink with white spots.
Opah is excellent grilled, but it is also great sear-roasted, broiled, sautéed, or baked. It has a firm flesh that has been described as a cross between tuna and swordfish. Opah is high in omega-3 though (pregnant members note) it is also high in mercury. Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative."
1 lb. for 19.50
-- Grilled Opah (HOF)
-- Oven Roasted Opah Fish with Provençal Vegetables and Basil Coulis (TasteFood)
Key West Pink Shrimp
Wild caught, Florida
We are happy to offer uncooked, frozen, wild caught Key West Pink Shrimp. 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.
-- Garlic Shrimp And White Beans (Bon Appétit)
Hooked on Fish Convertible Cooler Bag
On sale this week!
Summer is almost here!
And that means it is going to be HOT. Make sure you have the right cooler bagfor your trip home. Not only does it keep your fish cold longer, but it is an excellent all-purpose tote. Use if for your summer picnics at Millennium Park or Ravinia!
Cuttlefish Ink Spaccatelli
Sfoglini Pasta Shop, Brooklyn NY
We were recently introduced to Sfoglini pasta and now we can't get enough of it! Their pastas use grains grown by local farmers and ground in local mills. They are part of a movement to revive specialty and ancient grains such as emmer. At last a pasta that is both good and good for you.
Company description: "Cuttlefish or sepia ink is milked from the squid-like creatures found predominately in the warmer waters of the Mediterranean. Originally used for early manuscript writing the beautiful slate coloring started to show up in signature dishes from Sicily to Venice in sauces and pastas. Cuttlefish Ink brings warm velvety notes and a mellow briny flavor to our delicious scroll-shaped pasta that pairs well with buttery seafood."Come on, be adventurous!
16 ounce box for $9.50
-- Cuttlefish Spaccatelli with Shrimp, Tomatoes, and Green Onion (Food 52)
Tinned Sardines in Tomato Sauce
Jose Gourmet, Portugal
Entertaining? Here is a special treat. These succulent sardines packed in a light tomato sauce are surprisingly rich and satisfying.
Studies have shown that canned sardines are healthier for you than fresh. They are full of omega-3 fatty acids and loaded with vitamins and minerals. Save this truly delicious treat for your best friends. You won't regret it. MSC certified. 125 grams: $9.00/tin
Tomato Farrotto with Sardines (Bon Appétit)
Pasta with Sardines and Lemon (Bon Appétit)