Species Name:tilapia Spp.
Perhaps the original farmed fish – and still the second most commonly raised fish in the world (carp is #1).
Where – Honduras, Ecuador
How – Farm Raised
Quality fish, raised in pristine, carefully maintained water, have a clean, fresh taste, lean meat and a firm, flaky texture when cooked.
Alternatives include sole, basa or catfish
For Your Menu
Tilapia is incredibly versatile and easy to work with. Fillets come in ready to cook – skinless, boneless – just season and saute, broil or bake – ready in minutes! This is a great fish to showcase a signature sauce on – its mild flavor provides a perfect base! Looking for a fish to add to your kids menu? Tilapia is a natural choice.
For Your Waitstaff
With its mild taste, firm but flaky texture, and clean, white color – tilapia is a fish anyone can love! Feel comfortable recommending this fish to anyone – even kids!
For Your Retail Display
You’re going to sell lots of tilapia – it’s very popular! Build a beautiful layered display and make sure your customers have plenty of Tilapia.