Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
 
West Coast halibut has been a relative bust this year so we have been relying on Atlantic halibut to make up the shortfall. The good news is the east coast halibut are really nice. On the other hand limited volume of halibut in general has chased the price up for good fish.
 
In Massachusetts fishing has been pretty good, and despite onshore temperature extremes offshore temperatures have been described as pleasant. Jumbo fluke are beautiful and fresh, we are buying from dayboats out of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. In addition these same boats are catching Jumbo black sea bass, porgies, and monk. For something out of the ordinary we are bringing in large ocean perch. These generally under appreciated fish are a great value in a fine eating white flesh fish with a orange skin that crisps nicely.
 
From North Carolina fancy golden tile, Wreckfish (aka stone bass), bluefish and Spanish mackerel are available Friday.
 
Florida boats are continuing to land very nice American Red Snapper. There are lots of other varieties of snapper but nothing compares to the distinct white sweet tender flake, and the easy to crisp red skin of the American red. The pride of the domestic gulf fishery these fish are available in a range of sizes: 1-2, 2-4. and 4+lbs. Grouper, pompano, and fresh shrimp will also be arriving tonight.
 
Soft shell crabs are in limited supply. We anticipate little to no arrivals of hotel or prime sized crabs, and Jumbo's may fall short of demand. We will make every effort to cover your orders, but please call us today as it will be first come first served.
 
From our Pacific Northwest friends sockeye salmon, Chinook salmon (kings), and live Dungeness crabs are available. We also offer the best sub zero frozen at sea black cod, spot prawns and octopus.
 
"If you don't love life you can't enjoy an oyster; there is a shock of freshness to it and intimations of the ages of man, some piercing intuition of the sea and all its weeds and breezes. [They] shiver you for a split second."
~Eleanor Clark quotes
 
We have lots of great oysters including: Beau Soleil, Pipes Cove, Canada Cup, Salvation Cove, Malpeque, Cortez Island, Kusshi, Kumomoto, Hama Hama, Little Skookum and many more.
 
Have a great day,
  
Matthew Hovey http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"
www.wildedibles.com 
http://sustainablefishmonger.com

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