Monday, April 26, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
Flights out of Europe have resumed and we are back on track with products that rely on those airports, or were in some way affected by the recent volcanic activity. So the following items have arrived, or are coming later this evening:
  • Icelandic Cod 
  • Portuguese Octopus
  • Irish Organic Salmon
  • Scottish Salmon including Loch Duart, (arrives tonight).
  • Dover Sole
  • Spanish Turbot (incoming Tuesday)
From the south we have gleaming silver Spanish mackerel, large pompano, American red snapper (mostly 2-4lbs), Yellowtail snappers (2-4lb), yellow corvina from Costa Rica, small (3lb average) grey tile from the Carolina shelf, Extra fancy Tautog that are so set up you could hammer in a nail with them. Fluke are still nice and plentiful, and we are trying to line up good wild striped bass for Tuesday.
Salmon prices may continue to rise with no ceiling in sight, prices are up over 32% from the same time last year. The relative lack of farmed salmon in the world market and the increasing demand may allow the market for this once inexpensive staple fish to continue this trend. Lower expectations on wild salmon catches coming in June will do little to lessen this trend. Use of previously less desired wild sub species may be in the cards, but that will not be possible until well into the summer.
"In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock."
~Thomas Jefferson
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"


jess said...

hi there,

i'm curious about wild edibles' scottish salmon sourcing. does it all come from loch duart? how is the scottish salmon different from wild? from the regular old salmon on the menu?

many thanks,

(ps - i'm not sure if you're officially connected with wild edibles, but the email form on the WE website is broken. thanks!)

Fishmonger said...

Hi Jess,

As the buyer for Wild Edibles I will be happy to answer your question. Thanks for letting me know about the broken email form. Farmed Scottish salmon, with the exception of Loch Duart is virtually the same as any other farmed salmon even if it has better marketing perception. Wild salmon is different in that it has a more pronounced and bolder flavor depending upon the species. And of course there are factors of sustainability to consider. Farms like Loch Duart adress many of the concerns that people have against farmed fish. The wild salmon season is just begining and my advice is to take advantage of it.

jess said...

Thanks! If I order "scottish salmon" from Wild Edibles, does that mean it comes from Loch Duart?

Fishmonger said...

Jess,To get Loch Duart you would have to order Loch Duart. Our regular Scottish salmon come from other farms. Loch Duart is a premium brand.