Monday, June 7, 2010

Wild Edible Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
After talking with some chefs this past week we realize that some consumers are fearful of the safety of Gulf of Mexico seafood. This fear is understandable, but here are couple of links that you may want to share with wait staff. Harvested fish is safe to eat.
While there can be no doubt that the fishing and harvesting of Gulf coast species is and will continue to be affected the safety of harvested fish is being closely monitored by fishermen, State and Federal agencies, docks, distributors, and of course Wild Edibles before they are ever sent to you. Wild Edibles will continue to support the Gulf fisheries and hope you can do the same.
Specials from Florida today include: dayboat red grouper, fresh 16/20 Apalachicola pink shrimp, greater amberjack 20-28lbs, black sea bass sized 1-1.5 lbs each value priced and great quality.
From New Jersey we have incredible nice blackfish / tautog available for you averaging 3-5lbs each. This northern member of the wrasse family gets its sweet flavor from a diet of crabs and shellfish. Snatch some up catches are generally limited and they go quick to those in the know.
From the west we have wild salmon coming tonight. Most will be line caught kings, but we will have a small amount of first of the season sockeye. Sockeye salmon is the smaller cousin of the big kings the meat is generally leaner and with a more sublime flavor. California sustainable farmed sturgeon is here with it's rich and luscious flavor awaiting your creative influence. Dungeness crabs are big and lively from British Columbia, and are currently waging war in our tanks with some big Maine lobsters, and the lobsters are losing. Do us a favor and get some to cook up before the noble lobsters lose the fight.
**Fresh farmed Canadian Sable fish (black cod) is available for special orders, call for more information.
Also available: local head on mahi (NJ), African rouget, Australian hiramasa, and Maryland wild striped bass.
"The verdict you pronounce upon the source of your livelihood is the verdict you pronounce upon your life"

Ayn Rand

Thank you,

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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