Price Chopper is Bringing You the Best in Fresh and Local Seafood!

Did you know that many of world’s fish stocks are being depleted?  While demand for fish has significantly increased, overfishing and chemical pollution, among other factors, has pushed the ocean’s many fish and marine mammals to the verge of extinction. Price Chopper and Local Ocean have teamed up to help stop this problem while also bringing our customers the freshest high quality products. 

Price Chopper is the first supermarket retailer in the nation to provide customers with the opportunity to purchase the progressive company’s sustainable, “locally grown” sea bream. 

Local Ocean’s sea bream is the species that initially will be available, starting today, at six Price Chopper stores: Hudson, Shoppers World in Clifton Park, Loudon Plaza in Latham, Bethlehem, Niskayuna and Saratoga Springs (Route 50).  This type of fish is raised in dozens of giant tanks in its 40,000-square-foot building that are maintained at the same temperature and salinity as the Mediterranean, without the stress of sharks, dolphins or birds to prey on the fish.

Sea bream is known for its delicate, mild white flesh and is very popular in Italy, France, Israel and other Mediterranean countries, where it is most often grilled or baked whole. “This particular fish receives a NuVal score of 82 and offers Price Chopper customers a healthy and delicious center-of-the-plate protein that can play a key role in a healthy lifestyle,” said Ellie Wilson, Price Chopper’s Senior Corporate Nutritionist.

Also a fan of Local Ocean’s fish is Brad Rosenstein, owner of Jack’s Oyster House in Albany.  He has stated, “We believe Local Ocean’s sea bream is the freshest seafood item that is available to us today. We applaud Price Chopper for recognizing that and carrying it in their stores.”

We invite you to try this great product and let us know what you think! Below are some recipes to help get you started!

Grilled Mediterranean Local Ocean Sea Bream

Whole Local Ocean sea bream, gutted, scaled and cleaned

Marinade:

  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • Juice and rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary

Preheat the grill. Place the sea bream in a shallow dish.  Prepare the marinade and pour over the fish.  Cover and marinate for 1 hour.  Place fish on grill and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning once and basting with any remaining marinade mixture. Serves 2.

Source: Chef Danyell Ray, Georgia Ray’s Kitchen

Local Ocean Grilled Sea Bream

Whole Local Ocean sea bream, gutted, scaled and cleaned

Marinade:

  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons shallots
  • 2 teaspoons garlic
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup salad oil
  • 1/3 cup dry vermouth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley

Mince lemon zest, thyme, rosemary, shallots and garlic.  Add chopped parsley. Mix all ingredients and let sit for 1 hour before using.

Marinate Local Ocean sea bream overnight. Remove from marinade & grill on medium heat for 3 minutes on each side.  Place fish on cooling grid and lightly season with salt & pepper.     When cool, brush lightly with a blend of 75% clarified butter & 25% extra virgin olive oil.  Dust both sides with corn meal and cool in refrigerator 1 hour to overnight.  Grill sea bream for additional 3 minutes each side on high heat grill.  Serve with fresh lemon and tartar or remoulade sauce. Serves 2.

Remoulade Sauce

  • ½ cup Hellman’s Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Scallions – minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Parsley – chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Worchester sauce
  • Pinch of fresh ground black pepper

Tartar Sauce

  • ½ cup Hellmans Mayonnaise
  • Juice of ½ Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley – chopped

Source: Chef Danyell Ray, Georgia Ray’s Kitchen

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