Monday, May 11, 2009

SUSTAINABLE SPRING SEAFOOD SUGGESTIONS

In no particular order, but with some leaning towards the northeast. All products should be consistently available fresh this spring and early summer.
  • barramundi, farm raised, United States
  • pollack, wild, mid-trawled, Atlantic and Pacific
  • wild salmon, wild, seine net and line caught.
  • catfish, farmed, United States
  • pacific halibut, wild, line caught, United States and Canada
  • mackerel, wild, net and line caught, Atlantic
  • oysters, all varieties farmed and wild
  • bay scallops, look for Taylor Bays and fresh Mexican bays
  • Squid, wild, Worldwide
  • clams and mussels, especially hand dug, or suspended, United States and Canada
  • crayfish, wild and farmed, United States
  • Arctic Char, farmed Canada and Iceland.
This list should provide any creative chef or home cook a season of recipes. Your comments and questions are welcome. I have provided links above to help answer some questions you may have. For more about sustainable seafood choices please visit one or more of these sites:

Friday, May 8, 2009

Greenpeace Cafe

Greenpeace has launched a "cafe"

Monday, May 4, 2009

Market Report

Mother's Day is coming this weekend and early week rainy weather could upset catches for the weekend. Try to get orders in by Thurs. especially for items such as Halibut, Softshells, Lobsters, Fluke, Wild King Salmon, Turbot, and Dover Sole.
Mt. Redoubt erupted again this weekend in Alaska, no problems yet on Halibut, but prices are going up.
Wild Striped Bass is coming from Delaware right now, prices went up over the weekend due to weather.
Wild King Salmon is coming from the Columbia River right now, the fish are around 15lbs and look great today
Fresh White Bait is hitting the market this week, Fresh stuff is available day to day
Black Cod is fresh and in house, live Steamers are beautiful, and Live Crayfish are coming tonight
Mahi prices dropped drastically, Lobsters are dropping, and Tuna and Swordfish prices are trickling down
We have New Zealand Snappers available for tomorrow, also known as fagri, and our cod is Icelandic Day Boat. These fish are pristine and Line Caught
Boston Mackerel came in beautiful and rock hard and the Fluke is still the winner as fish are inexpensive and sushi quality
"If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon." - George Aiken
Make it a great week