Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
Big fish are in order today when it comes to some of our favorites. We are seeing new arrivals of halibut daily, from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. We have some quite large fish available (77, 85, 107, to name a few), and other fish graded 10-50 lbs are all over 20#. In addition most of the wild striped bass are Massachusetts' fish, and that will make them between 34 and 36 inches long (average weight 18#). Dayboat cod from Martha's Vineyard are beautiful and in rigor still glistening with salt water.
We have a real interesting selection of nice mid-atlantic fish as well like; Tautog (blackfish), Trigger fish (they happen to be some of the tastiest fillet you may ever eat), and for a nice hearty braise or soup try conger eel.
Todays sweet surprise are some fantastic Boston mackerel from Canada, with the Gulf stream welling up some interesting catches like this are coming from unexpected areas. Anyway these nice little fish are still in rigor, bright, and very firm.
Wild King Salmon is unavailable, but we have three other species of wild Pacific salmon are available:
  • Sockeye salmon, (ocean run 3-6 lbs), characteristic bright crimson fillets
  • Coho salmon, (5-7 lbs), very similar meat color to kings, a bit leaner
  • Keta/Silverbright salmon (headed and gutted 6 # average), the sleeper of the bunch, value priced begs your creative interpretation.
Many new east coast oysters tonight: Wellfleet (petites), Malpeque, Beau Soleil, Naskatuckets, and Pine Islands.
"His planet is covered with sordid men who demand that he who spends time fishing shall show returns in fish."
All the best,

Matthew Hovey
718-433-4321 ext.121 / fax 718-433-4616
"Hand picked specialties from the Seas"

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