Chilean Sea Bass - Whole Fillet


Patagonian Toothfish 


The Patagonian toothfish is a relatively large species of deep-sea predator that gets its name from the region where it was discovered (Patagonia, South America) and its strong, pointy teeth. In markets and restaurants, it is typically known as Chilean seabass. Its name was changed to make it more favourable for seafood buyers. When it was being developed as a high-value fisheries species, seafood distributors assumed that people would be more likely to buy a fish named Chilean seabass than one with an intimidating name like Patagonian toothfish.

Adult toothfish reach lengths of up to more than 2m and weights of 100kg. These large adults live near the bottom of the sea, in very deep water (over 3800 m), where they hunt other fishes, squids, and crustaceans. This deep ocean predator is distinguished by its immaculate white flesh and its unique almond butter taste.

Native to the Kerguelen Islands, also known as the Desolation Islands, a group of small islands in the Antarctic constituting one of the two exposed parts of the Kerguelen Plateau, a large igneous province mostly submerged by the southern Indian Ocean. 

This truly amazing fish is brought to market by our friends at QWEHLI 'The fishmonger of the chefs'. 

Cooking tip: Pre-heat oven to 180°c

The whole fillet still has 5-6 large pin bones at the head end. As these are very tough to remove when the fish is raw it is better to cook with the bones in and easily remove them while the cooked fish is resting.

For best results cut into steaks cook in a non-stick frying pan with an ovenproof handle over a moderate heat with good olive oil, once seasoned place the fish skin side down and roast until the skin is golden, this is easily identifiable at the edges of the skin then move to the oven for approximately 4 minutes.

This sashimi-grade fish can also be used in raw preparations such as ceviche.

The whole fillet contains pin bones at the head end and can be cut very easily into steaks (recommended) or cooked whole.

All of Our Patagonian toothfish is MSC certified and caught by hand.

Ultra Quick Frozen For Perfect Conservation

Net: 1.3kg