Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
 
Wild striped bass has become a very hot commodity, as catches are down and local demand has very little left for the New York Market. We have hails out for product, but are awaiting confirmation. Mahi is available and beautiful with higher prices, but still well under the cost of Stripers.
 
Just landed today we have superior hand lined Icelandic Cod, the skin is bright mottled green and these fish are big firm specimens. Halibut will be readily available and we are buying from both the east and west coast fisheries, so please specify if you have a preference. Chilean Turbot has been mostly pre ordered, but we have a few left if you need them for delivery Thursday.
 
Despite the problems with the oil spill we are still getting great fish from Florida. We will have American red snappers in tonight, as well as fresh 16/20 shrimp. From New Zealand we will have a few Tai / Pink Snappers coming in with our cockles.
 
We are getting some very fancy Scup from a Massachusetts dayboat. Here we call them porgies, and they will be in the 1-1.5 lb size range.
 
Wild Alaskan King Salmon catches are up and we have fancy hook and line Kings today sizes are 11-18lbs. The unofficial start of wild salmon season will be mid May when the Copper River opens on or about the 15th. It would be safe at this time to add the Kings as a menu item.
 
Also available Thursday: Blackfish, large black sea bass, Pike, sepia, sardines, octopus, and soft shelled crabs.
 
"One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor."
-George Carlin
 
Have a safe Cinco de Mayo,

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"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

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