A blogger friend of mine wondered about the fresh fish prices I have talked about in my previous post so, here is what the current prices are and what I think is appropriate:
Current My Buying Price
Sea Bass (Levrek) USD 10/ea USD 5-8./ea
Sea Bream (Cupra) USD 10/ea USD 5-8/ea
BlueFish (Lufer) USD 16/ea USD 6-9/ea
Mackerel (Istavrit) USD 6/kg. USD 3-5/kg.
Bonito (Palamut) USD 14/ea. USD 5-8/ea (This one is not in season currently, that is why it is expensive)
The above are my favorite fish but there are many others I like. One fish usually means at least a pound (454 grams), mostly more. None of the above are farmed fish. Farmed fish is inexpensive but not very healthy. Besides the farms are corrupting our seas so, I prefer not to buy farmed fish.
I almost always broil the first three types of fish. I cook the mackerels in a non-stick pan with very little oil. Bonito is not very tasty if you broil it so, I saute lots of onions and tomatoes in a wok and then put in the sliced fish and cook it over stove top with a lid on.
I try having fish two to three days a week in season when the prices are good. Fresh is the best but, after April, frozen fish is the only option.