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Kinki Idiot Fish 5 lbs

 Idiot RockFish

Sebastolobus alascanus

Arrives chilled, never frozen.

  • Kinki Idiot Rockfish Whole
  • 5 lbs 1-2 Fish
  • Fresh never frozen
  • Sashimi Grade
  • Caught in Washington State
  • Shipped Overnight with Gel Ice

The Kinki live in the sea at the depth of 200-500 meters (600-1,600 feet). They feed primarily on shrimp. A natural red pigment called astaxanthin makes the shrimp red. It also makes the Kinki bright red, too.

The astaxanthin is a well-known antioxidant. It is very good for your skin health, heart health, cancer prevention and care. Other than the astaxanthin, Kinki is a great source of other nutrition. Like protein, omega-3 fatty acids, various vitamins and minerals.

They say the best season for Kinki is autumn to winter, before the spawning season. But you can enjoy the rich and sweet flavor all year round. If you find it at a restaurant, order regardless of the season. You’ll never regret.

Kinki is so delicious no matter how you cook. I love the simmered best. It brings out all the Umami (savory taste or the fifth taste) to the full extent. When cooked properly, even some rice with just the broth can make the best dish. You can enjoy it after having the fish first.

Unfortunately, the flavor isn’t the only reason kinki is so popular in Japan. It’s a rare species of fish with a relatively short fishing season. Before kinki arrives at the table on a plate, it’s called kichiji, which is the formal name of this delicious and fascinating fish.

Please note some time may be required to acquire product as it is fresh caught.  We will let you know immediately of any delays caused by fishing.

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