“We believe that small boats, responsible fishing practices, and direct relationships between fisher and consumer are the only way to move forward.”

Sunshine and Salmon

Open fire cooking, charcoal grilling, outdoor cooking… Dan and I look so forward to what this summer weather brings in terms of how and what we cook from the shop. We are smack dab in the middle of the wild salmon run and the quality that we are seeing is truly ‘the top’. Lately we’ve been lightly marinating sockeye in a little sake, mirin and ginger, then grilling it over medium-low charcoal heat skin side down (usually for about 6-8 minutes). This gets the skin super crispy without charring, and keeps the top of the filet rare. I use our Newfoundland flake salt to finish and eat with a simple salad of greens from our pals Sean + JJ at Longshot Farm*.
When we don’t feel like cooking, sea bream crudo is at the top of my list. We bring home filets from the shop, thinly slice (the team can also do this for you at the shop, just ask!), and serve as a composed plate with whatever I’ve got on hand: avocado, arugula, seedlings, boiled new potatoes, local tomatoes… Chop some fresh herbs, season with flaked salt, great olive oil and you’ve got the most perfect summer dinner. Along with a bottle of chilled rosé of course;)

Enjoy the sunshine. We look forward to talking dinner with you soon.
Kristin and Dan

*Longshot Farm offers a weekly farmshare that you can pick up in shop. The produce is non-certified organic and is BEAUTIFUL. Here’s the link to order: https://www.longshot.farm/weekly-farm-shares
Longshot is also at the Leslieville Farmer’s Market every Sunday from 9am-2pm (Jonathan Ashbridge Park).

The key to everything we do at Hooked is RESPECT:

Respect for our customers and our team.
Respect for our fishers, fish farmers, and their communities.
Respect for the fish we choose to buy and how we handle that fish.
Most importantly, respect for the preservation, protection and balance of our wild waters.

 

We are proud to deal personally with our fishers, processors and fish farmers, both locally and nationally.  This enables us to know exactly where our fish was caught, how and when. We handle all of our own freight to ensure that we have control of our fish from the moment the boat arrives at the dock, both on Western and Eastern shores.

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In The Shop This Week
West Coast/Pacific

Pacific Halibut, Tofino, B.C.
Steelhead SalmonLois Lake, B.C.
Wild Rockfish, Salish Sea and Haida Gwaii, BC
Arctic Char, Okanagan Valley, BC
Wild Sablefish, Haida Gwaii, BC
Wild Albacore Tuna, Oregon Coast, USA Previously Frozen

East Coast

Wild Skrei Cod, Norway
Wild Atlantic MackerelNova Scotia, Previously Frozen
Sea Bream, Cyprus
European Sea BassCyprus

 

 

Fresh Water

Rainbow TroutCollingwood, ON + British Columbia
Lake Erie White Perch, Wheatley, ON
Lake Erie Pickerel, Wheatley, ON
Lake Erie Whitefish, Wheatley, ON

Imports

Wild Ahi Tuna, General Santos, Philippines
Wild Mahi Mahi, General Santos, Philippines
King Salmon, South Island, NZ
Red Sea Bream (Thai Snapper), South Island, NZ

Shellfish & Oysters

Nova Scotia Lobster, Nova Scotia
Oysters: Plenty of choices, both East and West
Clams, Fanny Bay, B.C.
Selva Shrimp, Mekong Delta, Vietnam, Previously Frozen
Bay ScallopsCatarina Bay, Mex. Previously Frozen
Side Stripe PrawnsB.C., Previously Frozen
U10 Scallops, Hokkaido, Japan, Previously Frozen
Japanese Flying Squid, Japan, Previously Frozen

Smoked Fish

Double Cold Smoked B.C. Steelhead Salmon
Citrus Cured Cape D’Or N.S. Salmon
Wild Cold Smoked BC Salmon

B.C. Arctic Char Pastrami
Hot Smoked Ontario Rainbow Trout
Hot Smoked Nova Scotia Mackerel
Hot Smoked Ontario Whitefish

 

 

Hooked-Made

Crab and Lobster Bisque
Provençal Fish Soup
East Coast Chowder
Tandoori Salmon Chowder
Fish Pies (large + small)

Potted Prawns
Salmon Rillettes
Hot Crab Dip
Smoked Trout Dip
Spanish Marinated Mussels
Pickled Herring
Mackerel Escabeche
Salmon Burgers
Fish and Lobster Stock
Lobster Cakes
Crab Cakes
Fish Cakes
Fish Nuggets
Poached & Picked Lobster Tails & Claws
Raw Shelled Jumbo Lobster Tails
Preserved Lemons
Pickled Ontario Beets
Ontario Spicy Dill Pickles
Ontario Organic Vegetable Giardiniera
Smoked Salts and Seasoning Blends
Sauces and Marinades
Dog Crack (baked & dried fish skins)

“I am a fourth generation fisherman from British Columbia, fishing is a great way to make a living but very marginal a lot of the  time. Hooked pays us fair prices for our catch and in return we can take the time and care to provide superior quality fish. Without this kind of support we would be forced into fishing for large companies, providing a untraceable, less cared for and non sustainable catch.”

–Duncan Cameron

“We are a family fishery with family members on the boat and in the plant We love our product and are very proud of it. Hooked is a perfect extension of Taylor Fish Company … they love our fish as much as we do. They are proud of it, they take care of it and represent it as if they are part of our family.”

–John Hyatt

Leslieville

888 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 1J3
(416) 828-1861

Kensington

206 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L8
(416) 551-2755

Danforth

1246 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON
(416) 462-3222
Closed Mondays

RIPLEY AVENUE

18 Ripley Avenue
Toronto ON M6S 3N9
OPENING OCTOBER 2019

Hooked Halifax

5783 Charles Street
Halifax, NS
B3K 4C5

Hours

Monday to Friday 11 am to 7 pm
Saturday 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday Noon to 5 pm

August Civic Holiday Hours

Regular hours all weekend including Monday (11am – 7pm)

Kensington

Leslieville

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