Product Description

  • Taste: sweet, mild to medium flavor, ocean-fresh flavor
  • Texture: firm, tender, delicate, white meat when cooked, large flake
  • Catch Method: aquaculture
  • Availability: year-round
  • Sustainability Rating: Good Alternative (aquaculture, Japan) - Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
  • Recommended Preparation: grill, bake, broil
  • Pack Size: by the pound
  • Nutritional Info (serving size 1/2 pound)  Calories 243, Fat 4g, Cholesterol 98mg, Sodium 82mg, Carbohydrates 0g, Fiber, 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 45g, Calcium 0mg, Iron 0mg, Potassium 590mg, Vitamin A 0mg, Vitamin D 0 UI, Omega 3's <30mg

Hamachi is the farmed and previously frozen version of Yellowtail Amberjack and is almost exclusively used in Sushi preparations. Any parasites that a Wild Yellowtail might have are eliminated through controlled aquaculture and in the freezing process. For reference, the Wild Yellowtail inhabits the waters of the Eastern Central Pacific. It is caught using handlines, trolling lines, and driftnets and the gear is relatively selective thereby minimizing bycatch and other incidental disturbances to the ocean environment. Both the previously frozen and fresh Yellowtail are of extremely high quality, and it depends upon the preparation that you choose when selecting the correct version of this product - Wild Yellowtail is great on the grill while previously frozen Yellowtail is great when sliced thinly, eaten raw, and dipped in soy sauce.