Tilapia

Oreochromis

Common Names: Tilapia, Saint Peters Fish

AVAILABILITY Frozen

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Year Round Availability

CATCH and COUNTRY of ORIGIN

Sustainable, Farmed Raised, Costa Rica and Colombia

SIZING

Whole Fish
Hand Carved Half Side Fillets
Cut to Size Portions

FLAVOR PROFILE

COOKING TECHNIQUES

Roasting, Broiling, Pan Searing, Frying, Steaming, Poaching, Ceviche.

PRODUCT INFO

Tilapia

With origins traced back to the Nile River, legend says that Tilapia is the fish that Jesus multiplied to feed the masses. This story is how the fish became known as St. Peter’s Fish. The array of bright skin colors makes them popular items at live fish markets as well as an attractive presentation when plating. On average, whole Tilapia ranges from 1 to 2lbs but larger sizes are available. Fillets can be 3 to 9oz.

The Story of Tilapia

With origins traced back to the Nile River, legend says that Tilapia is the fish that Jesus multiplied to feed the masses. This story is how the fish became known as St. Peter’s Fish.

Tilapia has been farm raised for decades around the world. It is the second most cultivated group of fish in the world. Most of the US supply of Tilapia is cultured in the southern and western states where the waters are warmer.

Costa Rica and Colombia are also big suppliers of fresh Tilapia. The array of bright skin colors makes them popular items at live fish markets as well as an attractive presentation when plating. On average, whole Tilapia ranges from 1 to 2lbs but larger sizes are available.

• Raw Tilapia flesh is white to pinkish-white and cooks up white.
• Tilapia absorbs the flavor of the water where it is raised.
• Easily adapted to any preparation
or style of cuisine.