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

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.

 

Coho Wild Salmon Continues to Capture EU Markets

August 29, 2017 in Products

For centuries longer [than the US] entire nations have depended on their wild seafood resources while their cultures have developed to reflect its importance nutritionally and culturally.   Wild coho salmon remains an abundant wild salmon of the North Pacific and European markets enjoy its considerably lower cost compared to sockeye and king salmons.

One of the reasons why coho is less likely to appear in American grocery store fish counters or freezers is because many Americans are less familiar with coho than other wild salmon species. Another reason may be volume.  Because volume matters most when selling wholesale food commodities managed annually by way of seasonal harvest guidelines and regulations, US processors of wild salmon routinely prioritize their sales according to the size of the market; price is a secondary priority for perishable seafood commodities with annually strong harvests.

Western European buyers seem to prefer wild to farm raised salmon in response to consumer demand for superior quality.

In Southeast Alaska, 2017 Coho harvest remains open through September 15th.  The price is higher this year than last year but remains lower than sockeye and king salmon.  Coho abundance is strong and coho is a rich delicious wild salmon comparable to king salmon in size, color and omega-3 fatty acids. Some US grocery retailers are adding wild coho salmon to their available seafood selection. Otolith sources wild coho salmon and delivers our superior quality sushi-grade, low impact harvest portions throughout PA, NYC, NJ and DE.

If you prefer wild to farm raised salmon and your favorite grocery store does not yet offer wild coho salmon, then you may purchase directly from Otolith Sustainable Seafood; coho portions [approx 3/4 – 1 lb] are $16.50/lb.  Otolith delivery options explained at http://www.otolithonline.com/posts/ordering-seafood/

For a better source of omega-3’s than sockeye and a better price than king salmon, call or email Otolith Sustainable Seafood to increase your access to superior wild coho salmon.

Ikura Caviar Anyone? $15 per 4oz. jar

January 8, 2016 in Products, Seasonal Wild Catch

Otolith’s superior Ikura caviar expertly brined in southeast Alaska is available for a limited time.  FREE Home Delivery is available for all orders over $150 in Philadelphia.   Order Now! 

White King Salmon, Sablefish, Rockfish and Halibut

January 7, 2016 in Products, Seasonal Wild Catch

White King Salmon, Sablefish, Rockfish and Halibut

Contact Otolith to place an order today for your superior white king salmon, halibut, sablefish and rockfish fillets.

Retail Prices: [Discounts available for purchases over 5 lbs and wholesale clients]

White King Salmon $30/lb [avg. wt 1 lb portion fillet]

Rockfish $16/lb [avg. wt 3/4 -1 lb portioned fillet]

Halibut $30/lb [avg. wt. 1 lb portioned fillet]

Sablefish $25/lb [avg. wt. 3/4 lb portioned fillet]

Or spend less and get more with Community Supported Seafood.  CSS 2018 Spring harvests deliver in April and provide discounted access to responsible harvest wild seafood every season via wwwcommunitysupportedseafood.com .   Otolith’s connects your power with our knowledge and uses our combined interest to generously support the harvesters who work on our behalf.

It feels wonderful to eat superior wild seafood and enjoy the convenience of having it available in your freezer ready to be cooked at your convenience.  The taste is better than fresh.  Its First Fresh Cut™ and sushi grade.  The powerful omega-3’s naturally present in all of Otolith’s wild seafood will improve the health of your body on a cellular level.  You may experience increased quality of life associated with being satisfied, receiving the nutrients your body craves, and having friends who want to have dinner at your house.

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King Salmon, Sockeye and Coho Salmon

January 7, 2016 in Products, Seasonal Wild Catch, Slideshow

Order NOW!  sockeye, coho and king salmon portions from Community Supported Seafood.com

Community Supported Seafood 2018 Summer Harvest Programs for sockeye, coho and king salmon deliver in September 2018.  Arrival Notifications are emailed.  Delivery is available every Tuesday and Thursday once the salmon is available for distribution.

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Delivery is always FREE for CSS members. CSS Membership has no additional charge.

CSS provides saving for you and predictability for distributors like Otolith while providing a platform for low impact fisherman to direct market our own catch like me and my family.*

Get more with Community Supported Seafood.  CSS 2018 salmon harvests deliver in September through December and provide discounted access to responsible harvest wild seafood every season via wwwcommunitysupportedseafood.com .   Otolith’s connects your power with our knowledge and uses our combined interest to generously support the harvesters who work on our behalf.

It feels wonderful to eat superior wild seafood and enjoy the convenience of having it available in your freezer ready to be cooked at your convenience.  The taste is better than fresh.  Its First Fresh Cut™ and sushi grade.  The powerful omega-3’s naturally present in all of Otolith’s wild seafood will improve the health of your body on a cellular level.  You may experience increased quality of life associated with being satisfied, receiving the nutrients your body craves, and having friends who want to have dinner at your house.

*www.communitysupportedseafood.com accepts ACH payments only. Bank account and routing number required to enroll.

Sidestripe Shrimp $16.50/lb

December 31, 2015 in Products

Contact Otolith to place an order today for your FREE delivery of superior wild seafood.

Or spend less and get more with Community Supported Seafood.  CSS 2015 salmon harvests deliver in October through December and provide discounted access to responsible harvest wild seafood every season. Otolith connects your power with our knowledge and uses our combined interest to generously support the harvesters who work on our behalf.

It feels wonderful to eat superior wild seafood and enjoy the convenience of having it available in your freezer ready to be cooked at your convenience.  The taste is better than fresh.  Its First Fresh Cut™ and sushi grade.  The powerful omega-3’s naturally present in all of Otolith’s wild seafood will improve the health of your body on a cellular level.  You may experience increased quality of life associated with being satisfied, receiving the nutrients your body craves, and having friends who want to have dinner at your house.

Halibut $30/lb

December 31, 2015 in Products

Contact Otolith to place an order today for your FREE delivery of superior wild seafood.

Or spend less and get more with Community Supported Seafood.  CSS 2015 salmon harvests deliver in October through December and provide discounted access to responsible harvest wild seafood every season. Otolith connects your power with our knowledge and uses our combined interest to generously support the harvesters who work on our behalf.

It feels wonderful to eat superior wild seafood and enjoy the convenience of having it available in your freezer ready to be cooked at your convenience.  The taste is better than fresh.  Its First Fresh Cut™ and sushi grade.  The powerful omega-3’s naturally present in all of Otolith’s wild seafood will improve the health of your body on a cellular level.  You may experience increased quality of life associated with being satisfied, receiving the nutrients your body craves, and having friends who want to have dinner at your house.

US Bering Sea Red King Crab

December 30, 2015 in Products, Seasonal Wild Catch

Purchase 5 lbs or more of Otolith’s freshly harvested domestic harvest #1 Red King Crab for only $22/lb [Original price $27/lb].  Otolith’s red king crab is the freshest and largest king crab available.  You will savor each succulent bite of its sweet and briny naturally ocean fresh taste.  Otolith’s king crab is always additive and preservative free and partially cooked and blast frozen at the peak of its freshness.  Each half crab blast-frozen cluster weighs approximately 2.5 lbs.

The King is Back

October 15, 2015 in Products, Seasonal Wild Catch

The best ingredients require only the simplest recipes

King Salmon $27/lb

Harvested in July 2015 from the waters of Petersburg and surrounds in Southeast Alaska, Otolith’s King Salmon is as delicious as its name suggests.  Wild Alaskan King salmon is available from Otolith at Headhouse Farm Market and Home Delivery.

Because of its savory flavor and moist texture, King salmon is a perfect ingredient to compliment fall’s leafy greens and savory root vegetables.
Serving Suggestions:
  • Simple dressed salad greens and sauteed thicker seasonal greens compliment this rich and savory fish abundant with omega-3 fatty acids.  It is best to roast, grill or sear king salmon at 400 degrees.  Allow 10 minutes per inch of thickness to cook king salmon.  Once the king salmon is cooked, rest the salmon for 2-3 minutes before serving.  Serving suggestion: drizzle pomegranate syrup lightly over the king salmon or greens.
  • Cleaned, peeled and cut to 1 inch cubes, root vegetables coated lightly with oil will take approximately 45 minutes to roast in a 400 degree oven.  While vegetables are roasting, there is time to thaw the season’s best king salmon and wash and sautee any leafy greens with garlic and olive oil.  Swiss chard is done when the stalks are tender and easy to chew, but some greens such as collard require the addition of a little water from time to time to prevent scorching while cooking to a tender doneness in a stove-top deep dish skillet.  The portions of thawed king salmon can be added directly to the roasting root vegetables after the vegetables have been cooking at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.  Recommended root vegetables include butternut squash, turnips, beets, or potatoes with an optional  quartered small onion or fennel bulb for contrast and additional flavor.