Feature Fish: Fresh Arctic Char Fillets

Feature Fish: Fresh Arctic Char Fillets

Description

Our fresh Arctic Char is flown in multiple time per week directly from Iceland. Arctic char is most commonly sold in skin-on, boneless fillets approx 12-16oz. in size. Arctic Char is also available in the whole form and is sold “dressed” (Head on and gutted). Arctic Char is a Farm-Raised (Aquacultured) fish that is Ocean Wise recommended for sustainable farming methods.

Flavour Profile
Char has a rich flavour that falls between an Atlantic Salmon and Rainbow Trout in intensity. Could be described as a milder, sweeter tasting trout. Char has a moderate fat content comparable to a leaner salmon like Sockeye. Char has a semi-firm, flaky texture and is great pan-fried, poached, baked or grilled.

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Feature Fish: Fresh Atlantic Salmon Fillets

Feature Fish: Fresh Atlantic Salmon Fillets

Description
Fresh Atlantic Salmon is our best-selling fish at Caudle’s. Between the whole fish, fillets, portions, and steaks Atlantic Salmon accounts for roughly 30% of our total fresh seafood sales. Caudle’s is proud to sell only premium Canadian Salmon from True North Seafood based in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick. The New Brunswick salmon is raised in it’s original habitat in the Bay of Fundy. True North is a global leader in salmon production and has a great reputation for quality and sustainability. They are 4 Star rated by BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) for their attention to environmentally friendly farming practices as well as quality and traceability.

Flavour Profile
Atlantic Salmon is a versatile fish that is excellently prepared in a wide variety of ways. Some of the most popular are baked, grilled or pan-seared. Atlantic salmon has a moderately high-fat content that allows it to stay very moist through the cooking process. This fat is also high in beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids which are important for heart health. When cooked the flesh will become quite firm with large flakes. Salmon has a distinct full-flavour that some find to be a little more intense than some of the milder white fish varieties.

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Feature Fish: Fresh Yellow Lake Perch Fillets

Feature Fish: Fresh Yellow Lake Perch Fillets

Description

Fresh Lake Perch is a wild caught fish from the Great Lakes, most commonly caught in Lake Erie. Caudle’s receives fresh shipments of Yellow Perch 3-4 times per week from our lake fish supplier in Wheatley, Ontario. Yellow Perch are smaller sized fish that has yellow skin with black speckles throughout. Yellow perch are generally sold in skin-on, boneless butterflied fillets that average 2-3 oz per pair. Yellow perch are also available in the whole (round) form on special order.

Flavour Profile
Yellow Perch has a sweet and mild flavour and a slightly firm, flaky texture. Yellow perch is most commonly lightly breaded and fried crispy. Yellow perch is one of our most popular fish and is especially popular in the summer around southern Ontario where a good ol’ perch fish fry is a seasonal tradition for a lot of people.

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Feature Fish: Fresh Icelandic Cod Fillets

Feature Fish: Fresh Icelandic Cod Fillets

Description

Icelandic cod is wild caught in the deep, cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean surrounding Iceland. The fish is hook and line caught which greatly reduces the stress on the fish and in turn, the meat has a much more firm texture. The hook and line method also dramatically reduces the amount of by-catch which is one of the leading causes of overfishing. The Icelandic cod fishery is MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) recommended for it’s responsible and sustainable methods of fishing. It is most commonly sold in skinless, boneless fillets that range in size from 0.5 - 2 lbs per fillet. The flesh is a pearl white colour with darker brown accents on the side where the skin was removed.

Flavour Profile
When cooked, the flavour is mild but distinct and the texture is moderately firm with large white lakes. Cod is a versatile fish that is great pan-fried or baked. Cod also can be done on the grill but should be put on foil to prevent falling apart. The thick fillets and white flaky meat are also ideal for making fresh fish and chips!

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