The price of wild striped bass is finally the price is coming down. So take advantage of the low price while you can.
Forty years ago the East Coast striped bass fishery was nearly decimated by overfishing and pollution but the fishery is now well managed by the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass.
Compared to farmed striped bass, the wild variety we have selected is larger, richer, and slightly sweet in flavor. It has a firm, large flake, and it can be baked, grilled, steamed, and sautéed. Whether you have mastered crispy skin, or would like to try it for the first time, striped bass skin works well. Seafood Watch rates it a "Best Choice." Moderate mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $26.00
-- Striped Bass Poached in Spicy Soy Sauce (Mark Bittman)
-- Wild Striped Bass with Tomato Fondue (Michel Nischan / Food and Wine)