Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
We have fresh crudo quality cobia from Mexico. Cobia producers are trying  hard to fast track production and grow the business. If you have not worked with cobia it is a firm medium fat fish that is similar in some ways to mahi and hamachi. Our cobia today is head-off 4 to 8 lbs each, Yield should be around 65%.
From Panama Triple-tail (3-6lb) is available (think inexpensive grouper substitute), wild caught inshore and in estuaries this little known commercially available fish has long been a favorite of recreational fishermen and is sometimes called "buoy bass" for its tendency to congregate near man made markers and buoys.
Locally we have Jersey caught whitebait and fluke. Plenty of fancy jumbo black sea bass from Rhode Island and a few razor clams. Wild striped bass are coming out of Maryland as are soft shelled crabs.
Summer is here and lobster rolls are appearing on menus everywhere. To make things tasty and easy we have fresh Maine lobster meat cooked perfectly, never frozen and delivered from Portland to us daily. Available in a two pound bag of 100% usable meat and zero labor.
While they last we have tasty Apalachicola fresh shrimp 16/20 per pound, red grouper and American red snappers.
All of our halibut is fancy dayboat quality, east and west coast fish are available. We have one extremely nice 70# Atlantic halibut for those of you that like big fish.
Coming tonight: African rouget, farmed "Creative" king salmon naturally raised in B.C., Pemaquid and Wawanuk oysters from Maine, and Mississippi "grown in the USA" catfish fillets.
"Fishing is a constant reminder of the democracy of life, of humility, and of human frailty.
The forces of nature discriminate for no man."
~Herbert Hoover
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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