Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Chefs and Buyers,
Mid week has arrived and so has a wide range of fish opportunities. Some are here in the house and some are still in route and will be available for Thursday delivery to you.
Wild striped bass is once again available and we have secured the top of the catch for you, big and in rigor fish coming out of  Maryland. Rock-on!(pun intended).
Blackfish from a short trip Jersey boat are as nice as you get. We love the sweet shellfish like flesh of this northern member of the wrasse family. Sizes for this lot of tautog are 1-3lbs.
The Mahi fishery in Panama is in full gear, catches are strong and the fish hits New York in no time thanks to overnight air delivery. These fish are as fresh and pretty as anything else, cutting out with bright red bloodlines so don't let the origin bother you. Mahi are a great deal right now and will be for restaurant week too.
Our Florida shipment will arrive in the wee hours tonight and it will include; American red snappers sizes 1-8lbs (your choice), domestic octopus, fresh 16/20 shrimp, pompano (1-3lbs) and some sweet little amberjacks (sizes 2-4lbs). On the Florida panhandle they call these small 'jacks Amberlines and they are everything we like about their cousin hiramasa in a smaller and less expensive package.
Also arriving on the redeye will be New Zealand John Dory, Pink snapper (aka tai snapper), cockles and green lipped mussels.
We also have Irish trout, Spanish mackerel, Norwegian halibut, and one 40# Carolina Wreckfish (available as net fillet in smaller quantities).
"They are able who think they are able."
Matthew Hovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"

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