Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Chefs and Buyers,
As predicted Wild Striped Bass has tightened up, limited fish available and with prices rising accordingly. The good news is that black sea bass landings are up and prices are falling. The black sea bass are all stiff as a board with clear eyes and deep red gills. Sizes are available from 1 lb to 5lbs.
Dayboat cod are arriving in pristine condition, and prices are leveling out for the next few weeks. Skate and Monk catches are increasing as well, and should be driving prices lower soon.
We received Spanish mackerel that is so bright and silvery it looks surreal. The fish are extra firm, bled out and are cutting great. Good for crudo applications.
New Zealand John Dory just arrived this morning, as did another shipment of Florida pompano. Both are excellent fish.
King clip (genypterus spp) is in tonight from Chile.
King clip is a firm fleshed white meat fish that is similar to grouper or cod. We bring these eel shaped fish in already headed and gutted so they give you a good fillet yield.
Also available are periwinkles, stone crab, sturgeon, fresh Atlantic smelts, jumbo snapper from Florida, sweet Maine shrimp, and Nantucket bay scallops.
We will be open as normal on Martin Luther King Day, January 18th. The Hunts Point Market is closed Monday, but we will getting our normal direct deliveries. 
"....shellfish are the prime cause of the decline of morals and the adaptation of an extravagant lifestyle. Indeed of the whole realm of Nature the sea is in many ways the most harmful to the stomach, with its great variety of dishes and tasty fish."
-Pliny the Elder (A.D. 23-79) from, Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky

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

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