Amazone Paiche Debuts in U.S.

Amazone Paiche,  is making its South Florida debut at Miami’s top restaurants and events this summer.

Having made its initial preview in 2011 during Restaurant Week in New York City, the Amazone Paiche from Peru is exclusively imported and distributed by ArtisanFish directly to Miami’s discerning health-conscious palates, and soon beyond.

Beloved not only for its crisp taste, Amazone Paiche offers thick, juicy filets with no traces of harmful mercury or other heavy metals commonly found in some fish of comparable size. It is raised all natural in first use water, free of chemicals, hormones, or contaminants. Chefs favor its consistent quality, flavor, texture and sustainable aqua farming practices. Paiche is also able to withstand high cooking temperatures because of its high collagen content, allowing the formation of a delicious crust on the outside while retaining juiciness on the inside. Its unique properties offer adaptability to any flavor or cooking style–from crusted to skewered.

South Florida celebrities and the “epicurious” are previewing Amazone Paiche this summer. First having satiated star athletes and celebrities like Alonzo Mourning, Jason Taylor and Jeffrey Donovan during Zo’s Summer Groove, now South Floridians can preview Paiche during Miami Spice as select restaurants such as Palme d’Or, Area 31 and Sushi Samba have added the “Super Fish” to their menu for a limited time. Soon to appear on the menus of Miami’s most high-profile restaurants, the new gastronomic delight is sure to be the must-order for any fine foodie.

Distributed solely by ArtisanFish, the Amazone Paiche brand represents 100% traceability to farm and every shipment complies with Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) regulations, which ensures the purchase of legally traded Paiche and prevents commercial exports of endangered wild Paiche.

The Amazone aqua farm touts not only the highest quality and most consistent Paiche available, but also innovative and environmentally conscious farming methods and the mission to restore the species, which is endangered from overfishing in South America.

ArtisanFish is the exclusive importer, wholesaler and distributor of Amazone Paiche to the Americas, marketing it for $13 a pound. ArtisanFish specializes in sustainable, all-natural seafood of premium quality. They are known locally for distributing their products to high-end restaurants and retailers such as Whole Foods Supermarkets.

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