Sockeye Wild Salmon Whole Fillet 2018 Harvest

October 9, 2018 in Products, Seasonal Wild Catch, Slideshow

Whole Sockeye Fillet Average Weight 1.5-2 lbs each

For a limited time Otolith Sustainable Seafood has 2018 wild sockeye salmon whole fillets available $17/lb

These expertly packaged wild sockeye fillets serve 5-6 persons and are an ideal presentation when serving wild salmon. The exact color and luscious red-coral color of these superior fillets is not captured by Otolith’s image above.  They are beautiful and taste scrumptious!

Call 215-426-4266 or email sales@otolithonline.com for pick-up or delivery

 

Summer Salmon Fishing Excursions Available in 2019

July 17, 2018 in Events, Seasonal Wild Catch

Many of you have inquired about going fish with us! We have decided to create an opportunity for up to two guests per week to join us as a crewmember on board our 65 ft fishing vessel for the 2019 summer salmon season!

Book My Salmon Fishing Excursion NOW!

Each All-Inclusive Salmon Fishing Excursion includes:

1 Non-resident 7 day commercial fishing license

1 full day onboard vessel safety training

6 Nights/5 Days meals, snacks and accomodations [1 bunk per person] on board the schooner fishing vessel Sunset

Individual hands-on instruction for setting, hauling and cleaning troll harvest wild salmon

Fish as much or as little as you’d like – we will do the rest

Departure from Sitka, Alaska and returning after 4 [24 hour] days at sea

2 nights stay onboard in Sitka including the Friday night arrival date and the Wednesday night before departure date

Crewmember survival suits for safety drills and at sea emergency use are provided

Accidental injury and liability insurance up to $20,000 for each crewmember provided

Optional Gear Insurance available for any lost at sea gear provided at crewmember’s expense.

Custom blast-frozen sushi-grade salmon home pack up to 20 lbs included based on week’s harvest onboard during excursion.  Shipping costs and additional arrangements required and not included with Salmon Fishing Excursion Package .  Custom salmon pack may not be available in time to carry-on as checked baggage.  Individual salmon pack arrangements will vary based on the travel itinerary of each client.

Allergies and dietary restrictions are accommodated provided they have been disclosed at least 1 month in advance of the Salmon Fishing Excursion.

 

Otolith entered the Fed Ex Small Business Grant Contest

March 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

Name and email address required to VOTE for Otolith LLP!

Voting permitted once every 24 hours per person. Keep voting until Otolith WINS!

 

Ordering and Delivery

December 1, 2017 in Slideshow

For delivery to your door, email sales@otolithonline.com or call 215-426-4266.  Your order request will be returned within 72 hours. Delivery is a available on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Most orders deliver the following week.

Otolith’s Delivery Service has scheduled distribution routes throughout PA, NJ, DE and NYC.

All other orders shall be shipped overnight via Fed Ex or UPS.

All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Check Out Otolith’s Available Seafood!

 

Minimum Order Requirements

Minimum Purchase Requirement for FREE Home Delivery:
Philadelphia – $100 or $10 delivery fee applies
PA Suburbs – $150 or $15 delivery fee applies
South NJ – $150 or $15 delivery fee applies
North NJ – $250 or $37.50 delivery fee applies
NYC – $250 or $37.50 delivery fee applies                                                                                                            DE – $150 or $15 delivery fee applies

Otolith requires a minimum purchase of 20 lbs. for all orders being shipped overnight.  Blast-frozen sushi grade fish will stay frozen when properly insulated and temperature controlled using frozen gel packs.  Shipping fish less than 20 lbs. substantially increases the amount of frozen gel packs necessary to assure frozen quality and sushi grade fish.  In the interest of our customers, we prefer that all orders to ship overnight must purchase a minimum of 20 lbs. unless authorization is provided to assure for the payment and the use of sufficient gel packs and insulation necessary to maintain quality and frozen delivery.  sales@otolithonline.com.

Overnight Shipments

Email sales@otolithonline.com or call 215-426-4266.  Your order request will be returned within 72 hours.  Orders placed Monday-Thursday will ship the following week on Thursday.  Orders placed by Friday-Sunday will ship on the first available Thursday.  All fish deliveries arrive the next day or overnight and are packaged by Otolith to arrive frozen.  You may request a specific future Thursday shipment date to assure the arrival of your fish on the Friday of your convenience.  You may designate a shipping preference for either Fed Ex or UPS.  Additional overnight shipping charges shall apply.

Overnight Shipping Charges

Shipping charges are calculated using the least expense overnight guaranteed ground service or air freight service available plus a $5 handling fee.  The $5 handling fee will be waived for any CSS member’s purchase to be shipped overnight delivery. When additional packaging is required to maintain frozen seafood quality then additional packaging charges may be applied for insulation, special packaging and/or boxes.

 Otolith’s Terms

Please refer to Otolith’s Terms for all transactions pertaining to buying, selling, packing and delivering seafood for our customers.  Otolith guarantees the quality and service of our seafood.  Otolith’s product and service guarantees are posted on web page Otolith Terms at  http://www.otolithonline.com/terms/

 

Thawing and Cooking

November 29, 2017 in Slideshow

20 Minute Quick Thaw

Otolith’s Quick Thaw© Directions*

Always puncture, cut or release vacuum seal of fresh/frozen Otolith sustainable seafood before thawing.  Thaw your seafood while in its specifically designed pouch.  Use a sharp knife to make a very small puncture in the top corner of the pouch. [Note: USDA Safe Defrosting Methods]

Place punctured pouch in clean warm water.   Do not allow the warm water to get into the protective pouch.  Replace warm water after 10 minutes .  Most fillets take 20 minutes to thaw.  Filets larger than 3/4 inch thick may take longer.

Otolith’s fish is sushi-grade and may be eaten raw up to 6 hours only after it has been thawed using Otolith’s Quick Thaw© directions and provided it is kept dry and stored between 34-40 degrees using refrigeration to control the temperature of your sushi-grade fish. 

Raw fish and sushi may be served for up to 2 hours on pre-chilled plates using frozen gel packs beneath the plates to control the plate temperature while serving.  Using gel packs to control the temperature of raw fish reduces the the amount of time raw fish will remain safe for consumption.  Do not eat raw fish that has been improperly handled or stored.

Refrigerated Thaw: place open pouch in clean bowl and allow to set in refrigerator for 5-8 hours to thaw depending on the thickness of the seafood.  Thicker fillets or whole fish may take longer.

To enjoy the superior quality and fresh taste of Otolith premium seafood, please consume within 3 days of thawing seafood.  Nonetheless, Otolith’s sustainable seafood once thawed will remain safe to cook and eat for up to 7 days.  While fillets and shellfish may be rinsed with cold water and pat dry with a clean towel before cooking, never soak seafood directly in water.  Always thaw in pouch or open air and remember to cut the pouch and release the vacuum seal prior to thawing.

Cooking Directions – Cutting portions before cooking can prevent over cooking thinner pieces provided you remove thinner portions of cooked seafood from the heat source once cooked.  Cook fillets at 400 degrees for 10 minutes per inch of thickness.  Most pieces take 6-8 minutes.  Cut into portions before cooking; cutting seafood into portions before cooking does not reduce the quality of your premium Otolith fish or shellfish provided you make clean cuts using a sharp knife.  For more specific cooking tips and directions, please use the products drop down menu to visit the specific page for each species of fish or shellfish.

*Recommended by Otolith not the USDA.  Otolith LLP, Community Supported Seafood LLC, their affiliates and/or heirs are not responsible for the improper use of Otolith’s Quick Thaw© technique.  Otolith’s Rapid Thaw© technique was designed to allow for the highest quality and safest consumption of sushi grade raw fish and cooked seafood.  Proper use of Otolith’s Quick Thaw© only allows for the safe consumption of raw fish for no more than 6 hours provided the fish once thawed is continually stored under refrigeration temperatures between 34-38°.  Improper handling of Quick Thaw© fish or shellfish will reduce the amount of time that fish can safely be eaten raw.  Example:  Sushi rolls served on a chilled plate without gel packs should be eaten within 40 minutes or discarded.  All raw fish should be held at a controlled temperature [34-40°] to sufficiently inhibit the growth of dangerous bacteria and other micro-organisms.

Smoked Sablefish Simply Superb!

November 29, 2017 in Seasonal Wild Catch

One Pound Portions, pin bone out, Smoked Sablefish fillet, $29/lb 

Ready to thaw and serve at room temperature with bread and white wine or  heat through in the oven and enjoy as a main course entree served with a side of winter squash, fall greens and big glass of red on a cold night.  From simple to sensational Smoked Sablefish is here for a limited time every holiday season at the request of one of Otolith’s partners.  Otolith custom orders this cold smoked seafood delicacy smoked using fall seasonal harvest wild sablefish and white cedar and alder woods.

 

Spot Prawns $25/lb [16-20 ct]

November 29, 2017 in Products

Photo Courtesy of Kaagwei Howard Walcott

Difficult to source and harder still to harvest, Spot Prawns are a uniquely scrumptious wild shellfish full of sweet flavor combined with rich umami savoriness and a beautiful white texture that is firm to the bite without being chewy.

Festive recipe using peeled and boiled prawns provide an exciting and talked about delicacy of the ocean that remains wildly abundant in in Southeast Alaska.  Harvested using pot trap gear, spot prawns are managed for generations of sustainable seafood resource  access.

Spot Prawns are sold as tails only and are easy to peel once cooked while not terribly difficult to peel raw.  Owning to their characteristics of freshness and Otolith’s commitment to superior quality, spot prawns shells are as attached to their prawns’ bodies as much as they day they were harvested.  Thawing shellfish under refrigeration at least a few up to 7 days before cooking will make shells easier to remove and peel.  The hard shells of a large prawn are easy to grasp and the firm texture of the prawns simplifies the task while it is pinched from its shell.   No deveining required. Approximate time to peel 20 large prawns:  6-7 minutes

Seasoned Prawns Boil: Approximately 1 cup of liquid for every 6 prawns.

For 2 lb recipe

Ingredients:

2 lbs Spot Prawns  – thawed and peeled with shells reserved

4 cups water

2-3 cups white wine or lemon juice, pilsner beer, or vegetable stock

1 small onion quartered

3 celery stalks quartered into shorter lengths

1 carrot quartered lengthwise

1 garlic clove smashed

1 Tbs peppercorns

1 Tbs salt – optional

1 sprig rosemary

1/4 bunch of any fresh or old green herbs

1 Tbs lemon zest or peel – no pith

and old vegetables beside beets [do not stain the prawns] can go into the pot at your discretion

In a large sauce pot, combine all ingredients except prawns, cover and bring to a boil.  Add prawn shells to the pot and stir.  Add prawns to the pot, cover and cook until done.  Approximately 10-15 minutes.  Give the prawns a stir to make sure all tails are curled slightly, fully cooked and opaque throughout.  Remove from the heat.  Allow to cool slightly and refrigerate in a container until ready to serve, at least one hour a head.

Prawns can be peeled up to 6 hours before cooking.  Prawn shells are optional in this recipe and can be frozen raw and boiled at another time to make stock for rice or soup. To make a stock from prawn shells repeat the recipe above except omitting the prawns and allow stock to cool completely before straining the stock to remove all of the ingredients except its liquid.

Best Homemade cocktail sauce: 4 parts ketchup, 1 part horseradish, 1/2 part fresh lemon juice, 1/8 part Worcestershire sauce or chopped anchovies. Serve chilled. May be made up to 1 day ahead.

Cooking and Handling Spot Prawns

Cooking and Handling Spot Prawns, $25/lb

November 28, 2017 in Seasonal Wild Catch

Spot prawns are naturally reddish because of their diet naturally rich in the same carotinoids that give salmon its reddish color.  Otolith’s spot prawns are natural and pure; they have no additives or preservatives except a splash of sea salt water just before freezing that forms a protective barrier against freezer burn. Once your prawns are thawed the brine or sea salt water will run off and not affect the taste or texture of the prawns safe in their shells.

Prawns may be cooked peeled or unpeeled.  Cooking methods include grilling, broiling, baking, searing, sauteing and steaming. If you choose to peel off the shells before cooking, Otolith’s recommends that you use the flavorful shells to create a small batch of stock/broth for use in soup, rice, pasta or sautes.  Raw prawns may be hard to peel at first due to their freshness.  Once thawed, keep refrigerated for three days then they will be easier to peel raw.  Cooked prawns are not difficult to peel.  Otolith’s prawns and shrimp do not require deveining.

Prawn Shell Stock Directions:  Using a small 4 cup saucepan, heat shells and 4 cups of water to a boil. Add additional flavors if desired.  Boil for 8 minutes like pasta or until any additional ingredients are tender.  Cover and remove from heat until thoroughly cooled.  Strain cooled broth and freeze or use within one week if stored under refrigeration 40 degrees F or below. Please remember to label and date all stock to assure proper handling and identification later.

Shelling Prawns:  Peel off the largest plates and and legs first.  Continue removing shells and legs moving toward the tail. Stop peeling when you reach the tail. Grasp and pinch the tail firmly with one hand and with your other hand pull the prawn meat free from the tail to keep all of the tail meat intact. Roe may be cooked and eaten.

Have Fun!

Raw Spot Prawns

Grilled Spot Prawns

Sized and Sorted Spot Prawns

Elegant Ikura

November 28, 2017 in Products, Seasonal Wild Catch

 Ikura Caviar made from 2017 harvest wild keta salmon roe and sea salt, 4oz $15.

Celebrate the holidays with Ikura and Spot Prawns!

Delicious alone and perfect accompaniment to butter toast and creme fraise* with horse radish.

* substitute sour cream for creme fraise if desired.  Recipe: 4 parts sour cream to 1 part horseradish and salt to taste.  Adding horseradish gradually until desired flavor profile and spicy finish is achieved.  Butter baguette slices and toast in the oven on a baking sheet until just golden; about 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees F.

 

Join Community Supported Seafood NOW!

October 9, 2017 in Seasonal Wild Catch, Slideshow

CSS 2018 Fall Programs close for Enrollment on October 28, 2018

Through Community Supported Seafood [CSS] individuals can enjoy pre-sale prices for 10 lbs or more plus FREE delivery.  

To purchase your 10 LBS share of Community Supported Seafood 2018 wild fall harvest fish email css@otolithonline.com or visit www.communitysupportedseafood.com.

Otolith proudly distributes for Community Supported Seafood because we value wild low impact fisheries and their harvesters! Otolith supports Community Supported Seafood’s mission to a community of individuals appreciating wild superior seafood together.

Clockwise from Left: White King Salmon Portion, Sablefish Portion, Rockfish Portion and Halibut Portion