U.S. chefs explore the joys of a giant fish from Peru

02/6/2012 | Reuters

A few U.S. restaurants have already begun creating dishes using Paiche, a farm-raised, fresh-water white fish from Peru that one company hopes will help solve seafood sustainability problems. The company, Paiche Amazone, hopes to save the species from extinction by raising it on farms, selling some for food and releasing others into the wild. "It's a really good fish ... it's almost like a sea bass with a better texture," said chef Jose Duarte of Boston's Taranta.

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