Chefs and Buyers,
Black sea bass was not available today and will still be in scarce supply for Thursday. We will have nice grouper and snapper if you need a substitute. We do have Wild Striped Bass, but prices are up. The stripers are big and of stellar quality so that helps.
Your best bets remain ground fish from the Georges Banks, and they include cod, pollack, skate, monk and haddock. The Gloucester and Chatham boats have been very productive lately so prices are fair and steady. We are getting extra picky due to supply, and are taking only the biggest and best of these species. Make hay while the sun shines.
We will be getting in some larger Amberjacks (10-15lbs) for you tomorrow. The price is right on these fish, and could be a good addition to your restaurant week menu. Amberjack is the Gulf of Mexico cousin to Pacific yellowtail, great grilled this rich firm fish can stand the heat, and pairs well with acidic sauces.
For something a bit different we have coming from New Zealand: Blue nose bass (Hyperoglyphe antarctica), also called Blue-eye Trevalla, Antarctic Butterfish, or blue Bream. Blue nose bass is a rich deep cold water fish that has many of the properties of sable and Chilean sea bass. They come in headed and gutted (3-5#) the fillets are darker, but cook up buttery white.
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