Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
Besides being one of the first harbingers of spring: Shad, and shad roe are quite delicious and we have both available from the Carolinas. Another late winter specialty is Crayfish from the bayou states. We have two great options for you: Live and vivacious red crayfish will be arriving overnight from our friends in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana the heart of Creole Country. Of course we also have our exclusive soft shelled crayfish available as well just waiting for your culinary imagination.
From Florida we will be getting in American Red Snappers sized 2-4lbs from  a boat that is unloading this morning. Shrimp and medium stone crab claws will also be available. Stone crab season is winding down, so if you want these seasonal treats in your place take advantage of the price drop today.
Wild bass are looking like a good buy for either stripers coming from Maryland (6-10lbs) and Virginia (10-20lbs), or blacks (large and Jumbo)from Rhode Island.  Farmed striped bass are still in short supply as we have had our orders cut or unfilled all week. We will endeavor to secure farmed bass, but if you can, please leave a sub with your order. We have some very similar Australis barramundi as a suggestion.
West coast halibut is due to open on March 6th, so we should be seeing these fish as early as next Monday. Prices will likely be similar to our Nova Scotia fish to start, but should drop substantially by next weeks end if history can be our guide. Until then we have a few last landings of Atlantic halibut due in, these big east coast beauties have been consistently good.
Also available: fresh Peruvian baby octopus, domestic sword pups and markers, Ecuadorian mahi-mahi, and Irish Steelhead.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
~Ernest Hemingway
Be good,

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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