Baja Seas Hiramasa
Starting at $105.00 ($17.50 / lb)
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. It’s additional 26,909-square-foot hatchery; Ocean Baja Labs is located north of Magdalena Bay, just south Ensenada.
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.
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Available as two 2-3 pound average skin-on fillets
One whole fish; 6-8 pound average
Check out our link below which explains how to prepare fillet a round fish. This step by step guide has been provided by award-winning food writer, cookbook author, photographer, and cooking teacher James Peterson.