Instead of salmon and tuna, try some robin fish or takanohadai.
“What’s at fish markets is really just a product of what the public demands at any time,” says Anderson Witherell of The Fish Guys, Inc, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, a restaurant-focused seafood wholesaler in the Twin Cities. “In America, people don’t eat that much fish to begin with, so we’re all kind of behind on general fish knowledge. And everyone is set in their ways about liking certain fish like salmon or halibut or haddock.” It’s asking for the lesser requested fish, Witherell says, which may be perfectly delicious but don’t have a huge market demand, that can help prevent overfishing and help do the oceans a favor.
Here are some fish he enjoys and recommends.
Robin Fish or Gurnard