Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
Despite the recent wild striped bass opening for New York very little fish made it to market today. It is likely that the majority of tag holders decided to take a wait and see approach and enjoy the holiday weekend. We were hoping that this opening would bring lower prices, but availability and pricing remain the same for now. Massachusetts opens next Sunday. For now the majority of fish are coming from Maryland.
Long Island fishermen are supplying us with big beautiful blues and jumbo fluke. Dayboats from Martha's Vineyard are landing fancy cod, monk and skate.
From the west coast of Florida we have a great selection of superior fish. Big wild cobia are available today. Cobia are around 20 lbs each, they will yield a firm moist and steak like meat that is great grilled and works well with bold sauces. Head on mahi was landed over the weekend and although most went out today we still have a fair amount available. Caught on the same vessel was a wahoo (ono). we have one 75 lb fish that we will sell whole or part out. Give us a call. With the heat we are having these fish seem naturals to pair with cool tropical inspired salsas or light salads.
Cool your guests down with some cold water Maine lobsters and oysters. The average coastal Maine water temperature remains below 60 degrees. So try a Pemaquid or Wawanauk oyster on your raw bar, or offer your customer your take on lobster salad. And do not forget about the deliciously unctuous uni trays we get in daily form Portland, Maine. No wonder summer in Maine conjures up such wonderful images with hand picked specialties from the sea such as these.
Finally we offer you an incredible value, and great way to put some wild Alaskan fish on your menu. Silverbright salmon (also called keta, chum, or dog salmon) is the under utilized cousin of its more well known kin. Silverbright's flesh may not be as red and it may be more lean, but in the hands of a skilled chef the rich flavor of wild salmon will stand out. Our fish are from Kenai, Alaska: try one today, they are priced below farmed salmon.
Also available: soft shell crab, laughing bird fresh shrimp, Spanish and Chilean turbot, Canadian mako, grey tile, and Spanish mackerel.
"His brow is wet with honest sweat,
He earns whate'er he can,
And looks the whole world in the face,
For he owes not any man."
Drink plenty of fluids,