The Fish Turns Out Thick, Juicy Filets And Chefs Favor Its Consistent Flavor
By: Simone Zarmati Diament
[Miami, FL] Amazone paiche – the next big culinary item since Chilean sea bass – is making its South Florida debut at Miami’s high-profile restaurants and events.
After a successful preview during Restaurant Week in New York City, the Peruvian Amazone paiche is quickly creating a buzz in Miami’s elite kitchens such as Palme d’Or, Area 31, Sushi Samba, and Meat Market among others.
Paiche grows up to 450 lbs. and is fully sustainable with no traces of harmful mercury or other heavy metals commonly found in some fish of comparable size.
Because of its high collagen content, it allows the formation of a delicious crust on the outside while retaining juiciness on the inside it withstands high cooking temperatures and adapts to any cooking style.
Amazone paiche turns out thick, juicy filets and chefs favor its consistent quality, flavor, and texture as well as the sustainable aqua farming practices in which it is raised.
The Amazone paiche brand complies with Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) regulations, which ensures the purchase of legally traded Paiche and prevents commercial exports of endangered wild Paiche.
ArtisanFish is the exclusive importer, wholesaler and distributor of Amazone paiche to the Americas, marketing it for $13 a pound. For more information on the Amazone paiche go to www.artisanfish.com.
Re-printed with permission from The South Florida Gourmet
Image: Ginkgo100 (Creative Commons)
Tweeterview with Chef Michael Bloise of Sushi Samba Dromo, Part One You’ve been touting farmed Peruvian Amazone paiche [pai-ché] & put it on SS menu. What fish is it most similar 2 in taste/texture? Flavor delicate like turbot, texture meaty like very moist sword or even chicken.
Local chefs dishing up new freshwater catch The Amazone paiche (pronounced pie-ché) gives the health and environmentally conscious a farm-raised option for an endangered wild, prehistoric Peruvian fish, considered one of the largest river fish in the world. “Unlike most large fish from the ocean …