Kampachi

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(aka: Almaco Jack; Amberjack; Kanpachi)

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Species Name:
Seriola rivoliana
Sustainability Rating:

Yellow – Good Alternative

What:

Kampachi is a delicious, high-value fish species known as Seriola rivoliana.  In the wild, it is referred to as Amberjack.

When:
Available year-round
Where/How:

Where: La Paz, Baja, CA, Mexico

How: Farm raised

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Characteristics

CharacteristicsWhile Kampachi may lend itself to Amberjack recipes, it is substantially different from its wild counterpart.  This is because Kampachi is controlled from hatch-to-harvest, making it a fish with a particularly high fat content.

Kampachi is flavorful and rich with a wonderfully firm texture, plus it is high in omega-3 fatty acids and versatile to cook with.  Whole fish average 6lbs each.

  • Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified – The only Kampachi farm in North America to be certified by ASC!
  • Farm raised in open ocean aquaculture; marine net pen
For Your Menu

MenuWhole fish are perfect for roasting, poaching or steaming.  Fillets are an excellent choice for grilling or pan searing.  If you buy whole fish you can incorporate the collar and the belly meat into a variety of creative recipes.

For Your Waitstaff

Wait StaffIf your customers like Sablefish, they will love Kampachi – rich, full flavor and wonderful texture!


For Your Retail Display

Retail Whole fish displays beautifully in the fish case.  Suggest laying fish on a bed of greens such as kale or banana leaves.