Chilean Sea Bass

£75

Patagonian Toothfish - Sashimi Grade Whole Fillet

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 even size steaks. Place 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.

If you do not want to use the whole fish, remove from the pack while fillet is still frozen and place skin side down on a chopping board. Allow the fish to temper for 10 minutes and cut into approx 150g portions (or 5/6 pieces). Wrap the individual steaks in double-layer cling film the return them to the freezer for later use.  

Try our Chilean Sea Bass Recipe

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

Ultra Quick Frozen For Perfect Conservation

Net: Whole Fillet 1kg (Minimum Weight)

Storage: Keep frozen at -18°C until the expiry date mentioned on the pack or Keep refrigerated for 24 hours before consumption

SHIPPING RATES (UK MAINLAND ONLY)

EXPRESS DELIVERY (Tues-Fri)
£7.50
EXPRESS AM BY 12 (Tues- Fri) 
£12.50
EXPRESS AM BY 10.30AM (Tues-Fri)
£25.00
SATURDAY DELIVERY 
£15.00
SATURDAY BY 12 
£25.00

 

All orders received before 3pm can be dispatched the same day unless a specific future date is selected using the date picker on the basket page of our website.  We do not deliver on Sunday or Monday.

OUR COURIERS

We send all of our shipments on an express overnight courier service, usually with DPD.  We have a perishable account giving our parcels priority in their network.  Should you not be at home at the time of delivery, the driver will try to find a safe place to leave your parcel and send you a notification.  However, we do always encourage you to be in to receive your goods to ensure there is no risk of theft, for which we do not accept liability. 

If your residence opens directly onto a pavement or you have a shared access it may not be possible for your driver to find a safe place in the event that you are out, in this case your parcel will return to the depot and one more delivery will be attempted the following day.  After two unsuccessful delivery attempts, due to the perishable nature of the contents your parcel will be disposed of.

DELIVERY TIME SLOTS

On the day of your delivery you will receive a notification with your one hour time slot via SMS and email.

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PACKAGING

For the shipping fresh and frozen goods we use high quality mixed recyclable insulated packaging to keep your products perfect through the courier network.

To keep frozen goods at the correct temperature we use a safe alternative to dry ice.  These gel packs freeze to a temperature of -45° and stay frozen for an extended period of time. Completely food safe and fully recyclable/reusable.

FROZEN PRODUCTS

The vast majority of shipments arrive frozen but we cannot guarantee this.  In the event that your order has defrosted it should still be at a very low temperature when you receive it and therefore fine to put in your freezer.  Refreezing is only unsafe if the product has reached 8°c. It is worth mentioning that supermarkets routinely sell defrosted food as "fresh", with the advice that it may be frozen when you get home.

All frozen products arrive in extremely high quality, fully insulated packaging.

FRESH TRUFFLES

All fresh truffles are sent in a foil resealable pack with an absorbent paper.  This is suitable for storing in your fridge.  If storing truffles for more than a few days we recommend wrapping them in paper towel or using a Tuberpac.  Fresh truffles are always best consumed as soon as possible.