Monday, May 3, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
The oil spill in the Gulf continues to grow with Louisiana the first state to have its fisheries affected. In anticipation of reduced availability of some gulf species suppliers from other areas are asking for higher prices for their fish. We are monitoring the situation and started last week to work with some of our other suppliers to ensure a steady supply. For now we still have items like fresh shrimp from Apalachicola Florida, but should they become unavailable we hope to be getting fresh shrimp from Georgia and the Carolinas.
Sustainable Sturgeon from our friends at the Mote Marine Research facility in Florida are in today. These Siberian Sturgeon are fed a controlled natural diet and raised in a state of the art recirculating tank system that puts out cleaner water than it takes in. Rich and steak like meat is the signature flavor profile of sturgeon. You owe it to yourself to try this unique and tasty fish. Headed and gutted bullets offer a high yield and good value for the dollar.
Other great seafood specials today include: barramundi 400-600 grams, Icelandic Cod, Lake Erie Pike, West Coast halibut, and local blackfish.
Mahi-mahi and Corvina will be in tonight.
Plan ahead for Mothers day, please place your orders early to secure your fish. Flights are full of flowers in the week preceding Mothers day, and fish is sometimes bumped in favor of the botanical cargo. Word to the wise, if you wait until Saturday to get fish in you are likely to be shorted.
"A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that."
~Chet Atkins
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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