The buttery texture and bright mild flavor of this yellowtail are similar to Hawaiian kampachi (Seriola rivoliana), and provides a slightly less fatty alternative to Japanese hamachi (Seriola quniqueradita). Thin to medium fillets with nice fat content make Baja Hiramasa ideal for small plate presentations, particularly sushi, sashimi, and Crudo. When cooked, the pearl pink flesh of this fish turns white, tender, and flaky. For best results in cooking, pan sear or broil.
Baja Seas Hiramasa is harvested by Baja Seas, the first complete cycle yellowtail farm in the Americas. With consumers demanding more seafood and pressures on wild harvests increasing, Baja Seas uses an aquaculture process that produces a sustainable product. Its state-of-the-art grow out facility is situated on Magdalena Bay, a crystalline body of water off Baja California known for its marine life diversity and perfect conditions for yellowtail. Its additional 26,909-square-foot hatchery; Ocean Baja Labs is located north of Magdalena Bay, just south of Ensenada.
Hiramasa True Yellowtail 2 2-3lb skin-on fillets
Whole fish available by special order. Write or call.