Paiche is a firm white flesh fish with similar qualities to that of Chilean sea bass and halibut. When seared a wonderful crust develops on this fish. Its mild flavor profile works well with a wide range of seasonings. Paiche can be prepared in any manner you would use for any other firm white fish.
Considered a delicacy, and rightfully so, by the indigenous people of the amazon basin paiche was greatly over fished. The wild fishery was decimated leaving only a few areas this fish could still be found. This led paiche to be placed on the list of controlled species by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Now for the great news. How often are you told to eat a species to help not only sustain but to grow its wild population? I am guessing this has never happened to you. This however is the case with paiche. As the demand for farmed paiche grows sustainable farming of this fish expands which in turn allows more fingerlings to be release into the wild. Increased production of farmed paiche fills the demand in the market offsetting the need to harvest from wild stocks. Ultimately as more farmed paiche is consumed wild stocks grow and flourish.
Frozen Paiche Fillets IVP
Size: Average 2-4 lbs fillets
Species: Arapaima Gigas
Case Net Weight: 15 lbs. Per case
Case Gross Weight: 16.5 lbs. Per case
Case Pack: 1 x 15 lbs. IVP
Carton Dimensions: 21.25”L X 12.5”W X 4.5”H
Case Cube: 0.692 cubic feet
Ti – Hi : 6 X 12 = 72 cases per pallet