Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
 
In the latest twist on the ongoing problems along the Gulf Coast, crab meat supplies could fall short. The crabs have not been directly affected from areas we source, the issue here is labor. It seems as though the need is so great in the clean up effort (and the pay much better) that crab houses are having a hard time finding people to pick fresh crab meat. We have not seen this affect availability or prices yet, but it is only a matter of time.
 
On a brighter note; the Pacific west coast has supplied us with a nice basket of fine seafood. Wild king salmon will be arriving tonight, troll caught fish from British Columbia. Live dungeness crab are swimming in our tanks sized 2-3lbs. Fresh sable is available and these black cod are rich and loaded with healthy omega oils.
 
From Portugal just arrived sardines are here and look like they are only minutes out of the water. Dover sole went quick today, please call us today with your preorder for Monday delivery. The order schedule is Monday for Thursday and Thursday for Monday, this will get you the best price.  Cockles from New Zealand are still a little tight, but we have new product arriving tonight, with more Ehu snappers due to such overwhelming response.
 
Also available: amberjack from Florida, mahi-mahi from the Sea of Japan, corvina and triple tail from Panama, and NJ whitebait (get frying!). 
"Prepare your tackle. When you hook a big fish, it is impossible to retie a knot or change a leader."
~Jim Chapralis
 
Are you ready?
 
Have a great day,
 
 
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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