People are still debating whether the amazing recipe produced by the Reely Hooked Fish Co. is a spread or a dip, and it’s probably not going to end anytime soon. The truth is that it really doesn’t matter how it’s perceived, because the consensus is unmistakable on how great it tastes.
James Arcaro and Steve Markley incorporated their Reely Hooked Fish Co. back in August, 2016 and haven’t looked back since. Using a secret recipe that was perfected by family members over the course of many years, the two Florida Wildland firefighters took their product to a hungry market.
Using chunks of smoked Kingfish and Amberjack the guys caught on their boat in the Atlantic Ocean, along with a bevy of secret ingredients, the Reely Hooked Fish Co. produces cans of an amazing appetizer dip. Or spread, depending on which side of the argument you’re on. It’s been said to taste so delicious, that it’s been deemed the “crack” of appetizers.
All of the Reely Hooked fish is wild caught from sustainable fisheries in Florida waters. The fish is mixed with natural ingredients that are hand-selected from local farmers’ markets. The dip/spread highlights the fish rather than the fillers, using a proprietary recipe that is both unique and authentic in its flavor.
After the fish is caught it’s placed on ice and sent to their factory to be professionally filleted and cleaned. It’s soaked in their signature brine, then smoked for a long period of time using local woods. Reely Hooked dips use greek yogurt as their base, which gives them fewer calories and more protein than other products that use mayo. It’s smokey, sweet and healthy – the perfect combination that has people completely hooked!
The founders have established partnerships with a variety of breweries and cafes in Florida, so people can purchase the product and enjoy it while sipping their favorite beverage. It’s now available on both Florida coasts.
Because James and Steve are firefighters first and foremost, they decided that to truly be of service to the community they would donate a portion of all proceeds to a suitable charity. After much research, they decided on the Wildland Firefighter’s Foundation, and 5% of all proceeds will be donated to this charity that helps fund families coping with the tragic loss of a family member.
*Update: Reely Hooked Fish is no longer in business.