Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
This morning the warehouse was brisling with excitement over the arrival of a vat of Halibut from Nova Scotia. It has been too long since we have seen such robust halibut. We still have the farmed Norwegian fish, but if you need large fish (15-30lbs) buy the wild ones today. They are certainly nice enough to use this weekend. The Yarmouth boats are going back out in a day or two, so we expect another shot early next week, if nature cooperates. Most of the fleet has switched over to halibut gear after a long winter of lobstering.
From a short trip out of Treasure Island, Fl we have some monster sized snappers (12-18) at an attractive price. It is not much warmer in Florida than here, but we still have medium stone crab, grouper, grey tile and fresh shrimp sized 16/20.
One of our buyers really likes periwinkles, but he cannot eat the full 100lbs, so we still have 50 pounds or so available for you. Put your spin on these diminutive sea creatures for a great amuse or appetizer.
Arriving by air less than day out of the water we have John Dory 'St. Pierre' (Zeus faber) and a plethora of cockles.
Also available today: Local silver dory, pompano, Nantucket bay scallops, razor clams, Dover sole, and Boston Mackerel.
Our midweek oyster selection is the Pebble Beach oyster from Washington State. This is a beautiful, rustic example of a Northwest oyster. Bag grown on the gravel shores of Pebble Beach, on  the southwestern side of the Hood Canal in Washington State. It has a well formed shell with moderately scalloped edges, it is full of vegetal, sweet and mildly briny meat. All in all a great half shell oyster.
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Matthew Hovey
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