February 3rd—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Native to the southern Pacific, Barramundi gets its name from the Native Australian word for "large-scaled silver fish". It's known by many other names as well, most commonly Asian Seabass. We're partial to Nairfish, Bekti, and especially Cockup. Mostly, though, we're partial to Trader Joe's Barramundi Fillets.
Our Barramundi Fillets come from fish raised in low-density farms, on sustainable feed, and with the utmost consideration given to cleanliness and sustainability. Barramundi Fillets are dense and meaty (think snapper crossed with halibut), and not at all "fishy". Rather, these Fillets are mild and buttery, making them good alternatives to other flaky, white fish like cod or tilapia. They're versatile - great grilled, broiled, sautéed, or baked. Surprisingly for a mild, white fish, Barramundi has Omega-3 levels that rival those of Coho Salmon, making it a healthy alternative, too!
We have Barramundi Fillets in our freezers, where it's an affordable alternative as well. We're selling each random-weight packages of about a pound (give or take) for $8.59 a pound, every day.