Long line caught Alaska
We're on the cusp of late summer/early autumn. Let's sneak in one more serving of wild Alaskan halibut. Its superior flesh is thick, meaty, and firm, and its flavor is sweet and rich. It also affords the cook many options, including grilling, roasting, baking, and broiling.
Halibut is among the largest fish in the sea—it is certainly thelargest flat fish. Its usual size ranges from 20 to 40 pounds, but it can grow to 8 feet long. These days halibut is strictly managed by the Pacific Halibut Commission. Seafood Watch rates it a “Good Alternative,” and it is MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) Certified. Moderate mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $ 28.00
8 oz. for $14.00
-- Slow-Roasted Citrus Halibut With Herb Salad (Alison Roman / The New York Times)
-- Grilled Halibut Niçoise with Market Vegetables (Andrew Knowlton / Bon Appétit)
Pacifico Striped Bass
Ocean based aquaculture Baja California, Mexico
Pacifico striped bass is the only "true" (non-hybrid) striped bass that is farmed. With a nod to the wine industry and the concept of terroir, the company touts its mastery of meroir, the idea that the sum of the effects of a local environment—such as climate, local nutrients, and other geographical factors—impacts the quality of a particular product and gives it a distinct taste unique to its environment. Pacifico striped bass has received a 4-star BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) designation, the highest award available.
The fish has a semi-firm texture with skin that crisps well when sautéed. It can be used in many preparations: as sushi, baked, sautéed, or poached. Chefs such as Rick Bayless, Stephanie Izard, and Thomas Keller have used it on their menus. Low mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $24.00
8 oz. for $12.00
-- Grilled Fish Tacos With Sweet Corn and Cilantro Salsa (The Chopping Block)
-- Wild Striped Bass with Tomato Fondue (Michel Nischan / Food and Wine)
Fair Trade Shimp (Frozen, Raw, Peeled and Deveined)
Supera net caught, Baja, Mexico, 26/30 per pound
Finally a shrimp you can feel good about eating (and they are delicious, too)! Here's why: Instead of dealing with giant gas-powered trawlers, Del Pacifico works with artisanal fishermen who use small sail-powered boats (pangas), which are slightly larger than a rowboat and have a spectacular sail. (Score one.)
The wind and tide guide the net. Because they operate on such a small scale the fishermen can remove bycatch and return it to the water alive resulting in the lowest bycatch in the shrimping industry! (Score two.)
The boats are small and have little storage area so they can't be at sea for long periods. The shrimp are blast-frozen within hours of capture. What is more, Fair Trade certification guarantees that there are no human rights abuses and that a percentage of the profit is returned to the community. (Score three and four.)
1 lb. (about 16 to 20 per pound) for $20.00
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!
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.