Sand Bass, Spotted


Sustainability Rating:

Red (Avoid)


Wild-caught Spotted Sand Bass from Mexico.

Seasonal (Winter)


Where: Mexico

How: Hook & Line-Caught


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Get ready for an aquatic adventure as we plunge into the vibrant Gulf of California, fondly known as the Sea of Cortés or Cortez! This enchanting slice of the Pacific Ocean, nestled between Baja California Peninsula and the Mexican mainland, operates under the intriguing alias of the Vermilion Sea. Prepare your taste buds for a delightful treat as we introduce the sensational Spotted Sand Bass, freshly caught from these azure waters directly to your plate! Rejoice, for the quintessential coastal delight has arrived!

For Your Menu

Prepare your guests’ taste buds for a culinary adventure with the Spotted Sand Bass, a true gastronomic delight that boasts a mild, yet scrumptious flavor that adapts effortlessly to any cooking style. Whether grilled, roasted, or fried to perfection, its moist, large-flake meat is guaranteed to leave your guests’ palates dancing with joy and craving for more. So, indulge in this delectable fish and savor every succulent bite as it takes your taste buds on a flavorful journey that you won’t soon forget.

For Your Waitstaff

Delicious Sand Bass goes best with a fruity white wine like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. These varietals bring out the sweetness of the fish and pair beautifully for light meals. For something with more heft, go for a medium-bodied Riesling or Viognier.

For Your Retail Display

Sand Bass looks great in a seafood case when displayed on ice with fresh lemon or lime wedges. Line the fish in neat rows, showcasing the fillets’ natural coloring and texture to draw shoppers’ attention. Consider offering an olive-citrus marinade next to the display to give customers ideas for preparing the fish.