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By Alison Chew
Sizzlefish is an online seafood market that delivers top-quality, sustainably sourced, perfectly portioned fish and seafood directly to your door. You can order a la carte or subscribe and all orders ship for free.
We ordered a la carte, but Sizzlefish has a subscription option as well. More on that below! The cost of the Wild Fish Favorites Grill Pack was $99.95 with FREE shipping at the time of purchase. That works out to $7.69 per 4 oz portion. When compared to grocery store fish/seafood this may seem expensive, but compared to quality seafood markets, or even our local Whole Foods, we found this pricing to be in line with quality, sustainably-sourced seafood.
All of the fish in the Wild Fish Favorites Grill Pack are wild-caught and sustainably-sourced. In fact, most of the fish that Sizzlefish offers is wild-caught, with the exception of the Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, and catfish that are sustainably farmed species. Fish and seafood come pre-portioned so that you easily thaw and eat what you need reducing food waste and spoilage.
One thing to note is that most selections (except sampler and shellfish-only packages) contain 12 to 14 – 4+oz portions. This is great for those of you who have large families or like to stock up so that you always have your dose of Omega-3 (fish) on hand. And ordering in large quantities allows Sizzlefish to offer free shipping on all orders.
This could be a drawback for those of you living alone or those new to eating fish, but remember that you can store your fish in the freezer for months. We recommend ordering something like the Grill Pack so that you get a variety of fresh, sustainable fish to try out and so that you never get bored.
Your order will arrive in a reusable, recyclable cooler with plenty of dry ice inside a plain box. You can rest assured that your fish and seafood will stay frozen through transit and can sit outside until you get home to bring your package inside. Plus, your Sizzlefish fish and seafood are flash-frozen using special equipment within a couple of days or hours of leaving the ocean which stops bacteria from breaking down the protein and helps your fish stay in a very fresh state for months.
Inside of your mini cooler, you will see your pre-portioned and vacuum-sealed fish and seafood. Unpack your cooler and transfer your items into your freezer, keeping those that you would like to eat the next day in the refrigerator.
For our family of three, the 12 portions in our Wild Fish Favorites Grill Pack gave us 3 healthy fish dinners with plenty of fish to go around and even some leftovers for lunch the next day.
We made a wonderful salmon dinner with the Sockeye Salmon and King Salmon. Both were seasoned with a teriyaki glaze and sesame seeds and tray baked in the oven with broccoli. The fish tasted fresh, light, and flakey.
Next, we made two of the white fish, the Cod and the Halibut. We marinated both in a miso marinade overnight then cooked on the stovetop. They were buttery and rich, especially the halibut.
Finally, we sauteed the Mahi Mahi and Haddock with a lemon and garlic sauce and paired it with rice and broccoli for a light and healthy meal. This fish, like the others, tasted wonderful. Even though they arrived frozen, they tasted fresh and delicious.
We were delighted by the quality of fish that we received from Sizzlefish and by the variety of fish that is offered on their site.
There is not a ton of information on how Sizzlefish gets their seafood or the fishermen/fisheries they partner with. They do say that all of their seafood is wild-caught with the exception of Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, and catfish, and also list the general area where the seafood is from on each product page (though not all have this information).
Sizzlefish has partnered with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program: “We’re supporting healthy, abundant oceans by partnering with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program, and we’re making changes to source only environmentally responsible seafood.” They have also partnered with Alaska Seafood to work with Alaskan fishermen and source sustainable seafood. We love these partnerships as they lend credibility to Sizzlefish claims of sustainable seafood delivery.
This is a great start and we would like to see more transparency into sustainability efforts and seafood sources.
Sizzlefish offers three subscription options, the Sizzlefish Wild Fish Favorites subscription, the Sizzlefish Prime subscription, and the Sizzlefish Prime Plus subscription. With your flexible subscription, you will receive a box every month. You can update your selections, pause/skip months, change your delivery frequency, or cancel at any time within your online account.
These subscriptions are a great option for those of you who eat fish frequently and want to have sustainable fish delivered to your door every month or for those of you who don’t have access to quality fish and seafood.
Wild Fish Favorites Box
With this curated box, Sizzlefish will select natural, wild-caught fish and shellfish favorites each month for a seafood lover’s surprise.
10-14 Portions Per Box – $109.95 Per Box with FREE shipping.
At MealFinds we believe that food gifts are the best gifts! They are always the perfect color and size, can be highly personalized, and will surprise and delight everyone on your list. Sizzlefish has several curated boxes that are sure to please the seafood lover in your life! Best of all, you can place a one-time order, and your gift ships for free. Some of our favorite seafood gifts include:
Overall, Sizzlefish is a great option if you are looking for quality, sustainable seafood delivery. We like that you can order a la carte or subscribe and save. We also like that every order comes with free shipping.
Our fish tasted wonderful and the quality is better than that found in most major supermarkets. We don’t mind that you have to order large quantities, but this could be a drawback for those of you who are single or only want to enjoy fish every now and again. Luckily, Sizzlefish delivers preportioned, vacuum-sealed fish and seafood so that you can safely store your order in the freezer until you are ready to eat (reducing freezer-burn and waste).
Compared to other seafood delivery companies that we have reviewed, Sizzlefish has a larger selection than most and you can taste the quality in every bite. If your only access to quality, sustainably-sourced seafood is your local grocery store, if you don’t want to brave a seafood market, or just want seafood delivered to your door, Sizzlefish is a solid option to try.