Monday, January 18, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
Even though the weather has started to warm up the recent cold snap has affected some of the southern species. The full  extent is yet to be seen, but Florida has already placed restrictions on some recreational fish.
We were unable to get snapper from one of our usual fleets, so we will have to wait and hope. We will try to source some fish from more southerly areas not affected. We were able to get some beautiful Pompano out of Florida, as well as fresh octopus.
Fresh from Rhode Island we have dayboat head-on haddock, and conger eel that is super rich and fatty, great smoked, roasted or used in a stew.
All of the cod is off of Chatham dayboats, with good supplies predicted for the rest of the week.
From points south we have: a new shipment of King clip from Chile since the last ones sold out so quick, awesome hiramasa from Australia, and some real dapper John Dory from New Zealand.
The farm in the Faroe Islands is back on-line with the organic "Irish" steelhead, and we have our first shipment coming tonight. We have been told that production and availability will be ramping up in the next week or so.  
Also available will be wild sturgeon, Chilean turbot, and some large Dover sole.
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
Have a great day,

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

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