Amazon Pacu Ribs

Piaractus mesopotamicus

Common Names: Pacu, Paraná River Pacu, Small-Scaled Pacu

AVAILABILITY Frozen

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Year Round Availability

CATCH and COUNTRY of ORIGIN

Sustainable, Farm Raised, Brazil

SIZING

Hand Carved Ribs

FLAVOR PROFILE

Mild, full flavor with medium texture and delicate, small flake. Medium fat content. Raw is off white, cooks up white.

COOKING TECHNIQUES

Grilling, Roasting, Broiling, Pan Searing, Frying, Steaming, Poaching, Braising, Smoking.

PRODUCT INFO

Pacu is a robust fish with ovoid shape, flattened laterally. It is dark grey to silver in color, with a white belly, yellow breast and has small, darker spots on the laterals fins. Endemic to the Paraguay-Paraná River basin, aqua-culture has stepped in to sustain the species.