Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
The winter weather has affected some landings in the north, and prices are up on pollack and jumbo black sea bass. Cod is steady for now and skate and monk are holding their own. Squid dock prices are inching up, but we are holding your prices while we can. 
Wild striped bass mostly from Maryland and are big with candy gills and firm flesh. Bluefish and Spanish mackerel catches are up as the fish migrate north in anticipation of spring.
We have just in a very nice load of Tuna from the Mid-Atlantic. Mostly yellowfin, with a bigeye or two, all these tunas are rich and fatty from a mid winter feeding frenzy and available in grades #1 and 2+. We have a limited amount of pole caught albacore as well.
Dover sole prices are at the lowest prices in over a year, so we took the opportunity to bring a few extra cases (available sizes are 16/18, 18/20, 20/24), available by the piece to treat your customer to this classic culinary delight.
Also available California Sturgeon, Australian Hiramasa, Florida Amberjack, and Irish Organic Trout.
Today we feature a European flat oyster grown on the Pacific Coast: This west coast "belon" oyster is bright and briny with a characteristic finish. The oyster is high in minerals such as Iron and is famous for pairings with wines, since it affects your palate in a way that allows you to taste more of the nuances of the wine. Palm sized and with a relatively deep cup they are easy to open.
"He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great."
~Herman Melville
Have a great day,
Matthew Hovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616 cell 718-679-0641
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"

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