Well-known as food and sport fish, the Perch's natural habitats are ponds, lakes, streams, and rivers. Whole Perch Fillets are 100% all-natural, with no additives or preservatives; fresh, wild-caught perch is ready for your next delicious meal.
When cooked, our Perch fillets boast white flesh with an excellent flavor, firm, crumbly texture, and a hint of sweetness. Unlike some fish, the taste of Perch isn't mild, but it also isn't overwhelmingly 'fishy' either. Because of their unique flavor, Perch is one of the more popular fresh-water fishes and is always in demand. When cooked, many enjoy the mildly sweet, excellent mouth-feel of tender flakes that delicately break with every bite.
Our Perch fillets are boneless and skinless, quick-frozen to preserve that freshly caught, just from the market delicious flavor. The Wholey Perch Fillets are tender, juicy, and delicious when prepared, and they're also a fantastic source of nutritional benefits. For instance, did you know that just one serving can provide you with roughly 1/3 of your daily recommended phosphorus, vitamin D, vitamin B-12, manganese, and selenium? So not only can you indulge in a decadent seafood meal, you can do so knowing you're reaping the benefits of nutritious fish as well.
Wholey Perch Fillets can be fried, baked, sautéed, poached, or grilled and will surely come out great each time. Simply make sure to thaw your Perch safely in the refrigerator the night before cooking, pat thoroughly dry, and enjoy any way you like. If you're looking for a quick and inspiring Perch meal, try lightly dredging them in flour, then set them aside. Next, place in a frying pan over medium heat, add in a tablespoon of olive oil and butter to melt, then add the fillets to sear for roughly 2 minutes. After two minutes, flip them over, then remove them from the pan. In the same pan, add two more tablespoons of butter to create a sauce, add a squeeze of lemon and freshly chopped parsley, and cook for one more minute. Lastly, plate the perch fillets, spoon the butter sauce, and enjoy.
Wholey's Market has been passionate about all things food for over a century. It is our pleasure to inspire, delight, and provide premium cuts of meat and seafood to our customers around the country.