Halibut is In!

May 22, 2013 in Seasonal Wild Catch

Otolith’s  hook and line Halibut, harvested May 4th is available now, a mere 20 days since its harvest by way of conventional longliner fishing vessel, “Sarah Dawn”.

Halibut is managed across the North Pacific by the IPHC. Nonetheless, Otolith takes special care to purchase 40-60 lb. fish that are less likely to carry higher levels of heavy metals which can accumulate in older, larger fish over time as they age. Additionally, the 40-60 lb. Halibut are more likely to be reproductively mature and more likely to have reproduced successfully.

It’s time to begin enjoying the mild, sweet taste and firm texture of wild-caught Pacific Halibut.  The largest flatfish, Halibut adapts to various cooking methods and because of strong management of Halibut fisheries, Otolith’s delicious fish is an excellent and versatile, sustainable seafood selection.

Some of the preferred methods of cooking Halibut include Grilling, Baking, Broiling, Deep Frying and Pan Searing. In the coming weeks, check out our blog for some of our favorite Halibut recipes to help you to enjoy your catch throughout the spring and summer!

 

Savory Salmon

May 22, 2013 in Seasonal Wild Catch

Otolith Sustainable Seafood is proud to offer an all natural, hickory smoked Coho for your eating pleasure. This Coho is locally smoked with organic sugar and sea salt at Sugartown Smoked Specialties out of West Chester PA. This ready to eat, savory delicacy is made with 100% Otolith Wild Coho Salmon and is as healthful as it is nutritious.

One of Otolith’s favorite ways to enjoy Wild Smoked Coho Salmon is straight out of the pack! Let’s face it, some nights you just don’t feel like cooking, and on those nights there is nothing better than some savory smoked salmon.  It’s also an excellent choice to bring to friends and family – no preparation or work necessary.  It makes delicious appetizers or is awesome on a bagel with cream cheese.  You can order smoked Coho directly from Otolith or pick some up at any of the farmers’ markets where we participate.

White King Salmon is King of Flavor

April 17, 2013 in Seasonal Wild Catch

Alaskan White King Salmon

The red meat of a wild Alaska king salmon is truly a site to behold. This vivid red color is a result of the salmon’s diet of crustaceans. However, some king salmon – about one in every 20 – have a white color due to their inability to visibly express these pigments present in their food. Although extremely popular in Alaska, these white king salmon would command lower price from fish buyers and was considered generally less desirable.  However, recently that trend has changed.

King salmon, both white and red are exactly the same species, Onchorhynchus tshawytscha. Furthermore, nutritional research has proven both the white kings and the red kings identical in the amount of lipids, moisture, protein and omega -3 fatty acids. Both fish even travel together! However, due to the white king’s color, it can be served with a variety of different vegetables in this transition period between Winter and Spring. It would go just as well with Fall harvest vegetables – squashes, carrots, etc. and also the various green vegetables that are currently popping up at your local farmers’ market. Also, due to it’s color, we see it as an acceptable substitute for Halibut, which is only now open for harvest and will be arriving withing the three weeks.

Although genetically identical, many people who eat the white king salmon describe it as having a milder flavor than it’s red king salmon counterpart. It has a softer texture and is buttery and sweet. Additionally, there are various ways to cook white king, the preferred method is grilling. With the weather warming up, what would be better than grilling up some of this fine fish cuisine and pairing it with some high quality orange fall vegetables AND some greens from the Spring harvest?

 

 

7.5 oz Sockeye Salmon Cans

April 3, 2013 in Products, Seasonal Wild Catch

Straight from Southeast Alaska, these 7.5 oz pressure cooked cans of sockeye wild salmon are the apex of sustainable seafood. Caught in the vicinity of the Wrangell Narrows, a narrow channel in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska, this sockeye doesn’t suffer from the pitfalls of overdevelopment. Big ships just won’t fit! This lack of large scale fisheries paves the way for small scale, artisanal harvesters. We also want to mention that each can contains 800 mg of omega 3 fatty acids which contain numerous health benefits. In fact, some research shows strong evidence that the omega-3s EPA and DHA can boost heart health and reduce triglycerides.

There are no additives or water in these cans – only sea salt, sockeye and sustainable sumptuous flavor. Don’t take our word for it though, try a can (or two) today! They are 5 dollars a can or you can purchase and entire case for 24 dollars. Supplies are limited!

Here is an awesome recipe for these cans of delicious salmon! Enjoy!

Red King Crab is the Biggest and Sweetest

December 28, 2012 in Seasonal Wild Catch

#1  Red King Crab $28/LB [1/2 crab cluster approx. 2-3 lb]Email sales@otolithonline.com for FREE  Delivery

#1  Blue King Crab $26/LB [1/2 crab cluster approx. 1-2 lb]

#1 Golden King Crab $22.25/LB [1/2 crab cluster approx. 1 lb]

SATURDAY, 2/2/13, Buy Otolith’s King Crab at the Rittenhouse Square Farmers’ Market
Located: 18th & Walnut Streets, on south sidewalk of Walnut St between 18th St and 19th.
Buy Otolith’s King Crab and have your order delivered to your home in Philadelphia  FREE of charge by Otolith.   Call  or email for more information.

215.426.4266 or sales@otolithonline.com                                     1 lb pks of King Crab pieces for .50¢ less/LB

Sushi Lesson in Philadelphia featuring Otolith’s Wild Seafood

November 5, 2012 in Seasonal Wild Catch

Let your creativity run wild like Otolith's fish

SOLD OUT!

Date: Friday, April 26th, 2013

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Place: COOK at 253 S. 20th Street; Philadelphia, PA 19103

RSVP: https://shop.audreyclairecook.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1814

This Event is SOLD OUT!  Please contact COOK to request another Otolith Sushi Lesson Event.

Otolith’s hands on sushi lesson event includes an introduction to the art and preparation of sushi, instruction and demonstration for rolling your own Uramaki, Hosomaki and Futomaki, condiments, tools and ingredients such as King salmon, Dungeness crab, Sablefish and assorted vegetables necessary for each participant to roll and make three individually designed sushi rolls plus warm organic green tea and mochi ice cream dessert.  All participating guests are welcomed to keep their sushi rolling mats and chop sticks.

2012 Summer Sockeye is in Philly

August 2, 2012 in Seasonal Wild Catch

Redoubt Bay: A Link between the Beginning and the End of Life for Sockeye. In Southeast Alaska, the Redoubt Bay sockeye return this season has exceeded recent years. This is good news for the wild sockeye and for those of us looking forward to a small taste of this magnificent renewable resource. On July 12th the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced modest increased limits for harvesters of Redoubt Bay sockeye. Otolith's 2012 sockeye were harvested during that same week and the freshest tasting portion fillets of sockeye are on their way to Philadelphia. Once harvested the sockeye are dressed or in other words headed and gutted with bellies packed on ice.

After a few days of harvesting dressed fish are either delivered or transported by way of another vessel called a tender back to landing port.Otolith’s sockeye were landed in Petersburg, AK and all cutting, sealing and freezing was performed by a small local processor.The following pictures were taked during processing:With skill and attention to detail each fillet must be carefully handled to assure the quality of the sockeye is protected.

The Most Beautiful of all Wild Salmon

Lastly, Otolith’s wild sockeye delicacy is frozen at temperatures down to -40.  This ultra-cold process takes only minutes to acheive the sushi-grade results that Otolith’s owners and clients have come to appreciate.

Just Before the Blast-freeze

The coho harvest is underway.  We look forward to sourcing all your wild and and sustainable salmon this year!  Cheers from Alaska.

Alaskan King Crab

April 26, 2012 in Seasonal Wild Catch

Otolith sells Blue King Crab and Golden King Crab too!

Alaskan Red King Crab is the Largest and The Sweetest King Crab Available

#1  Red King Crab $28/LB [1/2 crab cluster approx. 2-3 lbs packs]

#1  Blue King Crab $26/LB [1/2 crab cluster approx. 1-2 lb packs]

#1 Golden King Crab $22.25/LB [1/2 crab cluster approx. 1 lb]

SATURDAY, 2/2/13, Buy Otolith’s King Crab at the Rittenhouse Square Farmers’ Market
Located: 18th & Walnut Streets, on south sidewalk of Walnut St between 18th St and 19th.
Buy Otolith’s King Crab and have your order delivered to your home in Philadelphia  FREE of charge by Otolith.   Call  or email for more information.

215.426.4266 or sales@otolithonline.com                                 1 lb packs of King Crab pieces for .50¢ less/LB

Halibut and Sablefish

April 23, 2012 in Seasonal Wild Catch

The 2012 harvest season for halibut and sablefish is now open for commercial fisherman in Southeast and the Gulf of Alaska.  Join now to receive Otolith’s CSS 2012 wild halibut and sablefish in May or call to place an order for delivery.  CSS Enrollment Form 

Halibut is an extremely versatile and appealing fish due to its mild flavor and supple flakiness.  It cooks quickly and goes with almost any menu or meal’s theme.  Small 5 oz. portions of a lean and lovely halibut fillet make an excellent accompaignement to wild salad creations and zesty sauces poured over pasta and fish.