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Jax Fish House adds cobia, a hard-to-find, sustainable white fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, to its menu for February’s American Heart Month

Executive Chef Sheila Lucero sources the cobia from Open Blue, the world’s largest open-ocean aquaculture farm

Kansas City, Mo. (Feb. 11, 2015) – For a limited time, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar has added cobia, commonly known as lemonfish, to its menu. Cobia is known for its firm texture and mild flavor and can be prepared raw or using a variety of cooking techniques. Executive Chef Sheila Lucero is preparing the cobia featured on Jax’s menu by pan searing it and serving it with potato purée, rapini, trumpet mushrooms, and anchovy persillade. The dish is currently featured on Jax’s menu and Bowman plans to keep it on the menu through March.

A fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, cobia is a healthy option for diners during February, American Heart Month. According to the Mayo Clinic, omega-3 fatty acids may reduce inflammation in the body, helping guard against the damage of blood vessels, which can lead to heart disease.

To source Jax’s cobia, Lucero partners with Open Blue, the world’s largest open-ocean aquaculture farm. Open Blue raises the cobia from egg and never genetically alters the fish in any way, making it highly sustainable. Furthermore, the cobia are cultivated in deep, pristine ocean waters, up to 220 feet deep, eight miles off the shores of Panama in the Atlantic Ocean.

Reservations and Information

Reservations can be made by calling Jax at (816) 437-7940. All major credit cards are accepted. For information and updates, guests can visit www.jaxfishhouse.com/kansas-city, “like” Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jaxkansascity and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @jaxkansascity.

About Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

A Big Red F Restaurant Group restaurant, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar brings the coasts to the coastless, serving up the finest and freshest the ocean has to offer since 1994. Sourcing dock-to-door, Executive Chef Sheila Lucero has built long-standing relationships with coastal fisherman to ship the highest quality seafood available daily, incorporating fresh ingredients into an innovative sea-to-table menu. Consistently voted to the “Best of” awards, Jax Fish House has four locations in Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, and Glendale, each boasting unique menus. A fifth location in Kansas City opened on October 6, 2014. For more information, please visit www.jaxfishhouse.com.

About Open Blue

Open Blue is the leader in open-ocean raised fish. The company’s open-ocean approach to aquaculture is the culmination of nearly a decade of cutting-edge investigative research on deep ocean aquaculture in collaboration with the world’s leading scientific laboratories and universities. Open Blue, based in Panama, was founded in 2007 and began selling its open-ocean raised fish to the US market in 2010. The company is based on Founder Brian O’Hanlon’s desire to fill an industry need for a reliable supply of quality fish, raised in a natural, controlled environment and delivered to market at the highest quality. Open Blue draws from its employees’ collective industry knowledge and experience to improve its business practices, while remaining true to its core values of sustainability, reliability and safety. Through this dedication, Open Blue is continually innovating its business practices and inspiring others in the industry to do the same. For more information, please visit www.openblue.com.

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