Hook-and-line caught, Florida
Mahi mahi is also called dolphinfish or dorado, but don't confuse it with dolphin (which as you know is a mammal, not a fish). Mahi mahi lives in all tropical and subtropical oceans around the world. Its Hawaiian name, referring to its swimming ability, means "extra strong."
Mahi are able to reproduce at the age of 5 months, females can produce up to a million eggs each time they spawn, and they are fast growers. These factors keep their population stable and sustainable.
Their pinkish translucent flesh has a sweet, delicate flavor, moderately firm texture, and large, moist flakes. Seafood Watch rates mahi mahi a "Good Alternative.” Moderate mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $21.00
-- Grilled Fish Tacos With Sweet Corn and Cilantro Salsa (The Chopping Block)
-- Mahi Mahi with Roasted Tomatoes and Fennel (One Sweet Mess)
Kyuquot Sound Sablefish (Black Cod)
Floating sea pens, Vancouver Island, Canada
Because most of the wild sablefish catch is exported to Japan, it is difficult to find here in the US. When you do find it, it is very expensive. We would argue that, Kyuquot Sound farmed sablefish gives its wild cousin a run for the money.
These sablefish are raised in sea pens near Vancouver Island in partnership with First Nations peoples. They are fed an FAO-certified organic feed (no hormones, no GMOs) and are harvested using a Japanese method that reduces stress. Further, the company raises shellfish downstream, which filters the waste, and kelp, which purifies the water.
Despite its common name (black cod), sablefish is not a member of the codfish family. Its high fat content makes it extremely flavorful and very forgiving when cooked. Also to its credit, sablefish is high in polyunsaturated fat, which is good for low-cholesterol diets. It has milky white flesh and a buttery texture, and it can be cooked in many ways. Our favorite recipe is Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's Black Cod with Miso. Moderate mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $24.75
-- Slow Roasted Black Cod with Red Chermoula (Bon Appétit)
-- Nobu's Black Cod/Sable with Miso (Nobu Matsuhisa / Food and Wine)
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
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.
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)