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Product Descriptions

Yellowtail Jack is easily one of the most versatile game fish on the west coast. As a member of the distinctive Seriola genus, this sleek torpedo-shaped fish is known for both sushi and grilling applications. Wild fish with high fat content have a buttery clean taste that is excellent for sushi. The fillet structure and texture of the leaner wild fish resembles that of Mahi Mahi and are often substituted in similar cooking applications.

This sleek torpedo shaped fish is easily one of the most versatile game fish on the west coast. Yellowtail are highly migratory fish that primarily school in large numbers following near shore bait and temperature gradients from May through September. They are voracious eaters and often drive schools of mackerel, anchovies or sardines into tight circles, eating their way through the massed bait balls. Like most Jack species, Yellowtail are ferocious fighters on hook and line fishing gear, however, their tight schooling nature allows for a percentage of this harvest to also be captured by a group of small pangas corralling the fish with hand drawn gill nets. The population of this fast growing fish continues to be very strong both side of the Baja, and is recommended by Seafood for the future.

Member of the distinctive Seriola genus (seriolalalandi), Yellowtail Jack are the same species raised in Australia for sushi application as Hiramasa and is also known as Wild Hamachi in many venues when used in sushi applications. Wild fish with high fat content have a smooth buttery clean taste that is excellent for sushi. The dense meaty flesh also holds up well on the grill. The color of the flesh and fat content vary with their diet and the water temperature. Fish caught in the warmer Sea of Cortez tend to be a darker fillet and slightly leaner than Yellow Tail caught in the cooler open Pacific.

Product Videos

California Yellowtail, Pacific Yellowtail, Amberjack
Seriola lalandi dorsalis
Year round
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Primary Product Forms

Whole
Whole, Fillets
Hook in Line and Hand Nets

Harvest Area:

global supply
California
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Product Profile

Rich and full without being strong

Silken

Featured Recipe

Grilled Yellowtail

with Green Curry Sauce and Green Papaya Slaw Courtesy of Chef Mitch of Mitch\'s Seafood Yellowtail is one of our delicious local treats, caught all over Southern California and Baja California. This particular prepa...
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