Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
We hope everyone had a successful Valentines day weekend. Today is Presidents Day, banks and government offices may be closed but we are open to serve you today, and to remember the contributions of all those who have held that great office. The Hunts Point Fish market was closed, but we still received a lot of fresh fish direct to us. We also want to wish you a very prosperous year as we start the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese calender. The sign of the Tiger is one of Bravery and Courage two qualities that are certainly needed in these tough financial times.
Featured specials today from Florida are: Fresh pink shrimp (16-20/lb), Amberline jacks (2-4lbs) a super value for a crudo quality fish, American red snappers 2 pounds and up (red fish are prized during Chinese New Year celebrations), Margate Snappers(1-2lb) a member of the bream family with meat like Tai snapper, fancy Spanish mackerel, bluefish, and just caught fresh red grouper.
Norwegian Halibuts are extra nice today, the fish are sized 7-17lbs and still in rigor. Quality Sturgeon from a California caviar farm is available with the fish in bullet form (head, collar, tail off) sized about 15lbs and with a great yield this fish should be on your menu. Sardines are in but there was no fresh octopus with them, sorry guys.
From up north we have nice dayboat cod, haddock, pollack, monk, and skate all arriving tonight. And the weather in Nantucket seems to have cooperated, our harvesters tell us to expect bay scallops tonight.
"Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred years as a sheep"