Monday, March 8, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,
Sometimes there just doesn't seem to be  a valid explanation for shortages of product, much to our dismay. That seems to be the case with the past few days lack of skate. The best explanation we heard is that no one caught any skate. We will have skate for you Tuesday, but it appears to be running a bit tight and prices reflect that, so get your orders in early. Cod and monk are both big and beautiful, but we are seeing some price increases as catches taper off. Days at sea have just about been used up by most of the day boats and in the coming weeks we will see additional shortages. We are prepared for this annual event, and have some international contacts to keep up with the demand.
From Apalachicola Florida we just received a few strong amberjacks, super nice American red snappers with fire engine red gills, sweet and crunchy fresh shrimp tails (size 16-20), and some fresh medium stone crab claws.
Shad roe is available, we are cutting them to order out of large Carolina North Santee Bay shad.
We had such an overwhelming response to our soft shell crayfish we have secured enough product to say confidentially "put them on your spring menu". These bayou beauties are truly unique and tasty to boot. They can be prepared in any way you would a soft shelled crab, so get out your thinking toque and give these guys a try.
With transportation and logistics in Chile still out of sorts we are getting in Turbot from Spain tonight. These are the same species as the fish you are used to, so there should be no appreciable difference. A limited amount of Loch Duarts are arriving tonight, we will also have Irish steelhead trout, and Irish organic salmon available as well.
Pemaquid Mussels will be available Tuesday and Rhode Island razors are being harvested this morning for delivery tonight. 
"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."

 Jack London

Enjoy the 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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