Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Chefs and Buyers,
The local waters, however cold they may be, are still giving up some great fish:
  • We have sea trout (weakfish) 4-6lbs that are extra firm and in rigor from this side of the Mason-Dixon.  
  • Jumbo black sea bass with candy red gills from Rhode Island. 
  • Boston and Spanish mackerel that are both crudo worthy, just off of some short trip boats into Jersey.
  • Since we had so many requests we acquired some local silver Dory from a Long Island boat, these dory are in the 2-5lb size range.
Cod prices have dropped to very reasonable levels and makes it a great buy for the next few days. If cod isn't a menu item why not make this versatile fish your fresh catch of the day?
From the West coast we bring you wild Sturgeon, fresh black cod (sablefish), a wide selection of oysters and  Manila clams.
Cockles from New Zealand are likely to remain in very short supply until next week. We will have ample Manila clams available to substitute until then.
Did you know we have botargo [also called bottarga (Italian), poutargue or boutargue (French), botarga (Spanish), batarekh (Arabic) or avgotaraho (Greek αυγοτάραχο)]? This specially salted and dried roe is a great addition to many Mediterranean recipes. Usually added at the last minute to finish a pasta or rice dish. Use your creativity and add the salty punch of the sea to your creative endeavors. Available in Tuna or Mullet.
"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."
- Charles Kingsley 
Best regards,

Matthew Hovey matth@wildedibles.com
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"

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