North America: We have a lot of great fish from North America, including halibut from Canada, Striped Bass from the USA and Kanpachi farmed raised in Mexico.
Black Sea Bass: This great tasting fish comes to us from the Eastern Seaboard, found from North Carolina and up into New England. Every state has an allotment, or quota, of fish they can catch commercially each year and every state has seasons when they can fish. Right now we are seeing most of our fish from Virginia and Maryland. The F/V Instigator captained by Mike Campbell is our biggest supplier. Priced at $18.95/lb for skin-on fillets.
South America: We see some really great options from Central and South America, including corvina from Ecuador, mahi from Costa Rica and lane snapper from Panama.
Cobia: One of my favorite fish to eat is farm raised cobia from our friends at Open Blue. Their fish is farmed in open-water pens off the Pacific side of Panama. This fish is harvested and shipped to us within 48 hours and is great for any application, be it a crudo, grilled, baked, sauteed or fried. Cobia is rich in omega3 fatty acids as well being high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Priced at $21.96/lb for skin off fillets.
Europe: Many of our most popular fish come from across the big pond, including Dover sole, Loch Duarte salmon, and bronzini.
Bluenose Bass: This fish is New Zealand's most imported finfish and we have been fortunate enough to hook up with a great supplier. We have now featured this great tasting and versatile fish for a number of weeks, and the orders for this have more than doubled. Similar to our grouper, bluenose bass is a wild-caught fish found in the deep waters near Leigh Harbor on New Zealand's North Island. Bluenose has a large, succulent flake and is ideal for baking, sauteing or poaching. Priced at $22.95/lb for skin-on fillets.
Asia: We see many great offerings from Asia, including most of our farmed shrimp, pasteurized crabmeat, and squid.
Barramundi: Our barramundi fillets are farm-raised in Malaysia in open-water pens, not on land-based tanks, which gives this barramundi a much cleaner flavor. Barramundi has a very mild flavor, which allows it to take on other flavor accents readily, permitting you to create exceptional dishes. These skin-on fillets are on the website at $15.11/lb.
Africa: We do not see much from Africa, though sword, tuna, and Chilean sea bass are caught off of the Coast of South Africa and Madagascar.
Octopus: Though most of the octopus you see on the website says product of Portugal or Spain, most of it is caught closer to Morocco. Soon you will see labels that say product of Morocco as laws are being changed to show where products are actually from, and not where the final processing takes place. We offer three sizes of whole, uncooked octopus, 2-4#, 4-6#, and 6-8# cephalopods as well as cooked legs in 8-ounce packages. Octopus over the past few years has gained tremendous amounts of fans and is found on more menus around the world now more than ever before. The firm texture and rich flavor are two reasons for this. Each size is priced differently, so check the website.