Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Chefs and Buyers,
Lots of good fish today, but before we get to that a few buying reminders. Wild Striped Bass is limited, so get your orders in. Black sea bass is just not around, all we have is a few small fish. Today we are taking pre-orders for your Monday Dover sole needs. Prices are inching down from the December highs. Add a bit of old school class to your menu and give us a call about Dover Sole.
Sardines are in from Portugal, and we have a bit of octopus as well. Spanish mackerel are crudo quality and large (2-4lbs). We have Florida amberjacks (10-15lb) a fish great for grilling and roasting. Grouper is plentiful and good quality fish out of the Gulf, we have sizes from 3-12lbs.
Monk fish prices are at a cyclic low. Tails are bright and clean with the desired ruby red accents they are large with many over 5 pounds. Monk medallions would make a nice alternative to the usual scallop dish.
We can't say enough about the Pemaquid mussel. Heavy, full of luscious and briny meat, just sublime. Some of our customers have told us it is the best mussel they ever had. But don't take our word try some for yourself. Better than any of the so called 'bouchot' mussels.
Our featured oyster is the Gold Creek, from the illustrious Hood Canal area of Washington State. This Pacific oyster is seeded and grown on rocky beaches at the southern end of the Puget Sound of Washington State. Named after the area that was once a destination during the gold rush. Oysters have been farmed here since around the same time. The rich waters of the Hood Canal help oyster to grow quickly and develop a full, firm meat. Finished on the rocky beach makes this oyster produce a  hardened shell excellent for shucking.
"In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable."
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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