Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New York Seafood Update

Now here is todays seafood news:
We will be getting our direct Portuguese sardines that are always great and growing in popularity, thanks for the support. We also have some nice larger sized rouget they are running 1 to 2 per pound, and should have a good yield.
We just got in a nice short trip Jersey boat with huge bloody monkfish, and technicolor golden tilefish (3-7 lbs each). Both are limited to a hundred or so pounds.
Black sea bass finally made an appearance today so we have a small amount of mostly jumbo sized black sea bass for Thursday. Onaga came in like baseball bats, if you haven't tried this fish yet you will be not be disappointed.
Wild striped bass had a few additional limited openings and along with Maryland we now have tagged fish from the PRFC (Potomac River Fisheries Commission), and VMRC (Virginia Marine Resource Commission). We hope the additional fish will start to bring prices down over the weekend.
The National Restaurant Association just released the 2010 trend survey and Barramundi made the list http://seafoodshop.blogspot.com/2009/12/sustainability-and-local-seafood-top.html so get ahead of the curve with our sustainable barramundi from Australis Aquaculture.
Last but not least we are offering a new oyster from Martha's Vineyard. The oyster is called a sweet neck farm and it is the much loved offspring of Jack and Sue Blake. This briny deep cupped belon shaped oyster is the perfect solution for all your baked or broiled menu offerings.
“Oysters are the most tender and delicate of all seafoods. The stay in bed all day and night. They never work or take exercise, are stupendous drinkers, and wait for their meals to come to them.”
Hector Bolitho 'The Glorious Oyster' (1960)

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