True North Pacific Rockfish, $15/lb

March 12, 2014 in Recipe, Seasonal Wild Catch, Slideshow

With more flavor than halibut, this firm textured flakey white fish adds a fresh seafood taste to any saute, soup, or fried fish sandwich.  Rockfish is available through Otolith at various stores and farm markets for $15/lb.

Wild Alaskan Seafood, Caught by Wild Alaskans; Cooked by You!

Serving Suggestions:

  • Thai Curry Rockfish with Jasmine Rice – Ingredients:1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste,   1 cup water,
    2 1/2 cups canned unsweetened coconut milk, 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, 2 pounds of rockfish, 1 1/2 cups purchased broccoli slaw, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 2 cups hot cooked jasmine rice or medium-grain rice (2/3 cup raw), 2 tablespoons fish sauce (nam pla; optional), and 2 cups cooked jasmine rice
    Using a deep hot skillet, sear portioned rockfish in butter, seasame seed oil, or coconut oil,  until golden on both sides then remove the rockfish from the skillet and set it aside.  Place curry paste in he large skillet. Whisk in 1/2 cup coconut milk. Bring to boil; boil 1 minute. Stir in remaining 2 cups coconut milk and 1 cup water. Add broccoli slaw, rockfish, and tomato. Return to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until rockfish is cooked, about 3 minutes. Add basil, lime juice, and fish sauce, if desired. Season with salt and pepper.Press hot rice into four 2/3-cup custard cups, dividing equally. Invert cups to unmold rice into 4 bowls. Spoon stew around rice and serve.

Wild Alaskan Fish at Mariposa Coop Market

October 16, 2012 in Seafood For Thought

Now selling Otolith's Sustainable Seafood

Otolith appreciates the Mariposa Coop for their diverse selection of highest quality food available.  More than occasionally at Otolith we need a snack bar to keep us nourished on a busy day.  Not all snack bars are created equal.  Too much sugar is not our thing.  And too much oats and puffed rice are just another way filling our stomach without nourishing our mind and body.  The bars we like are available at Mariposa.  It is a terrific market for buying the most healthful convenient snack bars made from responsible ingredients that taste delicious.  Mariposa also sells a large variety of ethnic and local nutritious ingredients to satisfy any hungry dinner appetite.

Imagine our surprise when Otolith Sustainable Seafood started to distribute our wild additive free sushi-grade fish products at Mariposa Market Coop in West Philly and we saw salted cod for sale at Mariposa too!  This is a very big deal Philadelphia.  It might not be Otolith’s cod, and Otolith, does have many great fish now available at Mariposa however, it is an adventure to find your own recipe for bacalao [salt cod] or any fish that matches your taste and give it a whirl.  All romesco ingredients can be purchased at Mariposa too!  The Salvador Dali exhibit may be over but it is never too late to look his work up online and create an inspired authentic  meal at home in West Philly.

Now you can buy Otolith’s Coho and Sockeye Salmon, Halibut, Flounder, Rockfish and Sablefish at MariposaOtolith Sustainable Seafood has online recipes for all of our wild seafood.  Isn’t it nice to have access to so many excellent healthful ingredients.  We think it is too!

Mariposa Food Coop; West Philly’s Neighborhood Grocery Store, 4824 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA ; 215-729-2121.  Mon-Friday 10am-9pm; Sat-Sunday 10am-8pm.