Hands down, Hogfish are considered one of the best-eating fish in all the Florida Keys. Hogfish fillets are white, flaky, and so tender that they require very little preparation.
These are unusual fish because they’re not easily caught on hook and line. In fact, most hogfish sold at the market will have been speared by local divers. It’s a beloved tradition here in Key West to go out and “shoot hogs”. They live on shellfish and are common all around Key West.
To cook hogfish could not be more simple. They have one of the whitest meats of all the fish and can be cooked pretty much every way possible and come out delicious no matter how you decide to prepare them.
Why Are Hogfish Fillets So Special?
Hogfish is unique because it tastes better than grouper and matches the rich flavor of scallops. It’s texture is just perfect. It’s neither tough nor firm. You can feel it melt away in your mouth.
But that’s not all! The hogfish fish can only be caught by spearing. That’s why it’s not easy for divers to catch hogfish, except on clear days.
So, when you can get hogfish, it’s a delicacy to treasure. Enjoy it deep-fried and served with tomatoes, scallions, and lime butter sauce.
Hogfish is a rich source of healthy protein with 100 grams of fish providing 20.54 grams of protein (about 41% of your daily requirement). This special fish also provides vital nutrients such as potassium, sodium, iron, calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
Can You Tell Me Where to Buy Hogfish?
Yes. You can buy your hogfish fillets right here from our online seafood store. You don’t have to visit the west coast of Florida to enjoy fresh hogfish fillets. We’ve made it easy for you to enjoy locally caught fresh hogfish.
Our online store makes it fast and convenient for you to place your order. As soon as you make your purchase, we will process it and ensure that it gets to you through overnight delivery.
What Is the Hogfish Price Per Pound?
The price of hogfish varies depending on the season of the year and its availability. Gulf fishermen in the Florida Keys usually spear them because they are quite elusive to those using rod and reel fishing methods. That’s why they are easier to get at lower prices during the hogfish season, which starts on May 1st and closes on October 31st each year.
Order Your Fresh Hogfish Fillets Today
Let us know how many pounds of hogfish fillets you need, and we will get them to you overnight. Type in the quantity you want, click on “Add to Cart,” and get your frying pan ready. Place your order now!