Walking into this Camas restaurant you feel like you’ve entered an aquarium, with a fishing boat suspended over the dining room and a scattering of marlins and other trophy fish floating overhead.
Yes, it is a fish house, and although it has some nonpescatarian items available, seafood dominates the menu. So do fried items.
But, as the text on the front of the menu promises, Corbett Fish House fries those fishies in 100 percent rice bran oil and uses a high-tech fryer that filters the cooking oil to keep it clean. After some research on rice bran oil, I discovered it is indeed considered one of the healthiest — if not the healthiest — cooking oil.
The restaurant shows its conscience by featuring a 100 percent gluten-free menu, using paper straws and biodegradable cardboard takeout containers, and following the sustainable guidelines of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.
You can ask for “original super thin breading” or “gluten-free beer batter” for your seafood. I opted for the thinner rice flour flash-fried in the rice bran oil. And it was indeed nicely thin, totally free of grease, and delicious with a pleasant almost-nutty taste.