Let’s talk seafood.
Have you seen Otolith at your farmers market and wondered what it was all about? We were curious last summer and found out that they are a CSA for seafood – or CSS (Community Sponsored Seafood). There are several different sustainably harvested fish programs you can participant in such as salmon, sablefish, Dungeness crab, and halibut. Last year we decided to order salmon and loved every bit of it. We received 15 lbs of line caught wild salmon from Alaska for $180 – 5 lbs. of Coho, 5 lbs. of King, 3 lbs. of Sockeye and 2 lbs. of Pink.
Salmon is full of Omega-3 fats and other nutrients lacking in farm-raised “Atlantic” salmon. One of additional perks is that we pay less than retail price for the best quality. Salmon similar to this would sell for about $18/lb. at a Whole Foods. The fish is cleaned, portioned out, flash frozen at -40 degrees and arrives to us vacuum sealed at our farmers market. It’s the best!
This year, we decided to get both salmon and sablefish (Black Cod). We just picked up our first bit of the sablefish and I baked it spanish style with olive oil, lime juice, fresh tomatoes, red onions, and homegrown jalapeno. It was so delicious that I have a feeling it will be a staple dinner in our house this summer.
For more information about signing up for your own share, please visit Otolith’s website. They also have a store that you can visit by appointment, I promise you won’t be disappointed!