Who doesn’t love to indulge in a savory seafood dinner from time to time? Talapia, Scallops, Stuffed Shells, and Salmon, to name just a few options, make for a fine main course for your meal. There are many delicious and appealing, yet also reasonably affordable, seafood and surf and turf dishes out there to choose from.
What if, though, you had an unlimited budget available to partake in the most enticing, and superb seafood dish you have ever seen? The seafood dish of all seafood dishes, glorious and overflowing with the best of the best that the world of seafood has to offer? What would that marvelous dish include? Below is a list of some of the most exquisite, and expensive, seafood dishes from around the world!
Price: $3,603 per pound
Originates from: Tokyo, Japan
Bluefin Tuna, otherwise known as “The king of the sushi game, Kiyoshi Kimura,” is the current record holder for the largest amount of money spent on a bluefin tuna. It was bought at a substantial $1.76 million dollars several years ago in 2013.
This fish can be consumed at many specialty restaurants disbursed throughout Japan. It’s very unlikely this fish will cease to be consumed in Japan, even with a low supply. Bluefin tuna remains as the most expensive grade of the fish, but that has not prevented Japan from consuming a noted half of the world’s supply.
Price: $2,000 per pound
Originates from: Across the U.S.
Although Asia and Europe have consistently dominated the exotic fish market, there’s a new competitor in town. The United States found its own little gem, the baby eel. The baby eel is now considered to be an endangered species in many parts of the world. Regardless, baby eels are available to be captured and indulged in at coastal including Portland and Maine. The price of these sea snakes, as a result, their cost has risen dramatically, making them an even more sought-after item.
Coffin Bay King Oysters
Price: $100 per oyster
Originates from: Coffin Bay, Australia
Measuring 18cm in length and weighing up to 1kg, you’ll really be stepping up your game consuming one of these oysters from Coffin Bay, Australia! Their size and weight alone make them the largest known oysters in the world! These monstrous oysters a typically served raw with a slice of lemon. You’ll pay $100 a piece for this sure to give you bragging rights delicacy!
Originates From: Japan
Puffer Fish, otherwise called “Fugu” in Japan in their own language, is sold at the tremendous price of $280. This seafood dish was invented in Japan and requires chefs who will serve it specific training to properly prepare it. They are also given special treatment due to the complexity they face in preparing and serving this dish properly. This expensive seafood dish is best suited for those thrill-seekers out there who don’t mind spending some extra cash for a truly exotic dish!
Price: $20 per pound
Originates from: Aquabest NYC
Also known as the “Rolls Royce of Lobsters,” the Fourshu Lobster is a famous seafood dish with an expensive price tag. This exquisite lobster was first introduced in New York and is considered among the best lobsters in the world. Cooking live lobster can be a challenge when you’re first starting out. However, this dish has some old vintage taste due to the spices and ingredients typically used to prepare it. It’s very well decorated, precisely served and is only available for 10 weeks out of the year!
There are many reasons why the above-listed seafood dishes are the most expensive fish in the world to purchase and consume. From demand to availability to the ability to catch, training to prepare, and many other factors, these all become reasons behind the expense. If you have the money and the means to try these superb seafood dishes, then by all means go for it! However, if you’re just a little more reserved with your cash flow, there’s nothing wrong with admiring these tempting seafood dishes from afar and partaking in a common, yet still delicious, reasonably affordable seafood dinner!
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