Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
 
Our buyers assembled an eclectic collection of midweek specials to get your culinary juices flowing. So take a minute to ponder the possibilities of the following offerings:
 
  • Blowfish; the tails of these can be served as a sort of "chicken wing of the sea". Each fish will yield a miniature monkfish-like tail that weighs between 3-5 ounces.
  • Razor clams; from Rhode Island the sweet and succulent meat of the razor clam is great gently marinated in citrus and served raw or as a elegant addition to paella and pastas.
  • Boston Mackerel; one of our favorite little fish, low on the food chain but full of flavor, suitable as a crudo or lightly grilled at this price you cannot go wrong.
  • Sturgeon; early settlers in this area ate local sturgeon to the point of near extinction, it is now a protected species. We have sourced ours from the well managed Columbia River. Sturgeon produces a rich well marbled fillet, no wonder New Yorkers once called it "Albany Beef". 
  • Stone Crab Claws; already cooked on the boats, nothing could be easier than these succulent crustaceans served with a mustard sauce compliment or drawn butter.
  • Discovery Bay Oyster; often affectionately referred to as "disco bay" these deep water west coast oysters are grown suspended where they pick up a unique iron tinge reminiscent of belons while still keeping the melon overtones and mild brininess so characteristic of most west coast oysters.
 
"Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and the sea."
~Pythagoras
 
Matthew Hovey matth@wildedibles.com
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://seafoodshop.blogspot.com/

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