Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
For the best deal in fish last weekend you would have to been in Australia. In the small outback town of Lajamanu over 300 miles from the nearest river small perch rained down upon the area for the third time in recent history. The other times were in 1974 and 2004 meteorologists believe these events could happen if tornados pick up the fish in a body of water and carry them, conditions were right but no such tornados were reported  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7345574/Australian-town-326-miles-from-river-hit-by-raining-fish.html  If you did not happen to be in Australia to take advantage of that fish this weekend you can still get some great Australian fish like hiramasa or the domestic and sustainable Australis Barramundi.
We are cutting shad from the Carolinas, so we have big beautiful roe and fillet available. Spring must be around the corner now.
If you haven't yet tried our sumptuous soft shelled crayfish, do yourself a favor and try what is sure to be a new menu sensation. Packed two dozen per tray.
Halibut from Nova Scotia is in new today and at the peak of quality. Fish are graded 10-50lbs, and we have many in the 15-20 range. Prices are coming down a bit.
Baby Octopus from Peru are available, they are fresh and never frozen and sized 16-26 per lb. Tender and ready to use.
For all the fans of Loch Duart salmon we regret to say we will be out until Friday. Due to the harvest schedule at the farm they are between generations. They are currently harvesting down the last generation (the fish we have been getting have been very large and mature), and starting to bring the new generation to market size. Please bear with us as we get through this transition as we are all in the same boat. We are offering an Irish organic salmon until production resumes. For a full explanation go here http://www.lochduart.com/assets/stts.pdf
Also available are Sturgeon, trigger fish, whole gilled and gutted shad, and Spanish Mackerel.
Call for Chilean Turbot availability.
"To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of year, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be."

 Rachel Carson

All the best,
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616 cell 718-679-0641
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"

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