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Wild Striped Bass

Hook and line caught, East cost

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)






Fjord Sea Trout

Fjord-based aquaculture, Norway

This sea trout comes from an icy Norwegian fjord. The long, deep channel where the fish are raised was formed by successive glacial ice-flow erosions over the course of 2 million years. It contains a perfect mix of salt and fresh water. It's swift current, makes for a highly oxygenated water that these fish love. This trendy trout is the same species as rainbow trout, though—like wild salmon—sea trout flesh is deep red. It is sweeter than salmon, and its flavor tends to be rich because of the way the fat is stored.

Sea trout are farmed in uncrowded conditions and are fed sustainably, without chemicals or pesticides. They are good grilled, smoked, sautéed, and marinated. Registered by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. Low mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $17.50

-- Lake Trout with Fingerling Potatoes and Bacon (adapted from Paul Kahan / Food and Wine) This recipe works equally well with sea trout.
-- Trout en Papillote (HOF)

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


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)

-- HOF Simple Roasted Shrimp

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: $8.00/tin

Tomato Farrotto with Sardines (Bon Appétit)

Pasta with Sardines and Lemon (Bon Appétit)

Hooked on Fish Convertible Cooler Bag

Use this bag for lots of things!

Summer is here!

And that means it is going to be HOT. Make sure you have the right cooler bag for 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! Removable insulated pouch.


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

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