Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
 
We have two really interesting local items today. The first is what is called 'tinker' mackerel, small finger sized Boston mackerel where caught right here off of Long Island, very nice, very limited, and very fun. Keeping with the petite theme we have some micro-razor clams. Averaging 3 to 4 inches each these lively razors are great raw or as a wonderful visual stopper in any number of your creations.
 
We just unloaded a New Jersey short trip Tuna boat and we are very pleased with the quality of the fish. Plenty of number 1 yellowfin and fatty bigeye, line caught albacore, and one 250# sword were landed within the past 24 hours and now they can be on your table too.
 
Massachusetts continues to see good landings despite some rough weather yesterday. Coming from those brave fishermen that went out yesterday we will have wild striped bass, fancy fluke, porgies, steaked cod, and skate.
 
Also available: trigger fish from North Carolina, king clip from Costa Rica, Siberian Sturgeon, and fresh Jumbo Lump Crab meat from Florida.
 
We will have our first shipment of Mediterranean Mussels in quite a long time. These full meat bivalves are grown in the Totten Inlet in Washington State. These are a very rich and meaty mussel for those looking for something like a "Bouchot". Call for availability, we hope to bring in more if we the demand is good.
 
"Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones."
~Theodore Roosevelt
 
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

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
 
Thursday we will be seeing our usual shipments from Florida. In addition to the best American red snappers and fancy day boat grouper we will have a handful of line caught large pompano (1.5 lbs+). Fresh Florida shrimp (16/20 per lb) and hand picked blue crab meat will also be available (lump and jumbo lump).
 
From the Pacific Northwest more wild salmon will be coming, including: Bristol bay sockeye, Vancouver B.C. coho salmon, and Columbia river king salmon. Live Dungeness crab will be in our tanks. Dungeness are considered to be one of the best crabs because of high meat to shell ratio and the unparalleled sweet flavor profile. Each crab weighs between 2-3 lbs each.
 
Locally we were able to source fancy still alive skate, sushi quality fluke and some day boat porgies.
 
Nova Scotia short trip halibut is always great fish and tonights arrivals will be as nice as always. Most of this boats catch will be in the 10-30 lb range with maybe a 40 or 50 lb fish or two.
 
Still available but limited: king clip, razor clam, steamer clam, silver dory fillet, fresh lobster meat, and soft shelled crayfish.
 
"Don't fight forces, use them."
~R. Buckminster Fuller
 
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

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good day Chefs and Buyers,
Get your orders in on Branzini and Dorade early. Due to trucking strikes in Greece we may be tight on these fish for the rest of the week. Sardines are from Portugal and our Thursday shipment is scheduled to arrive as usual.
From Costa Rica we will have Corvina (a great bass-like fish) and king clip (head-off 5-7lbs). King clip are an eel like fish that has a fine white flesh that is a cross between cod and grouper at a very attractive price.
Chilean Turbot is back, this cold water flat fish is a prize. In rigor and with candy gills, turbot is a favorite in French and other cuisines. The firm meat cooks snow white and is good stand alone or with your favorite sauce. We like brown butter, but who doesn't?
Wellfleet petites are in the house from Massachusetts. These are small jewels, coming in around 2" with well formed cups and the concentrated sweetness of the sea. If you are a not a fan of the Wellfleet petite you haven't tried one yet.
Also available: Sturgeon, Wild King and Coho Salmon, Escolar, Whitebait, Uni trays, and fresh Belize salad shrimp.
"Angling has this distinction of its own: The very poorest man can, if he chooses, become a fisherman."
-J.P. Wheeldon
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

Monday, August 2, 2010

Wild Edibles Seafood Update

Good morning Chefs and Buyers,
 
Welcome back to Monday. To start the week off right we will have wild Alaskan king salmon direct from Anchorage tonight. From the troll fishery these will be gorgeous fish. Sockeyes and Coho will also be available in limited quantities and we will also have Pacific Halibut.
 
Troubles in Greece are once again playing havoc with some of our shipments we only received about one third of our Monday order for these two Mediterranean fish, availability will be tight Tuesday. Our contacts in Greece say that by mid week things will be better.
 
Locally wild striped bass are looking like prices may be starting to come down, and there is plenty of good fluke available. Striped bass is a real menu favorite, and why not with big fillets, versatile solid yet tender meat, and a great name will drive sales at your restaurant.
 
Naskatucket oysters are being harvested now and can be on your raw bar Tuesday. Our friend Rod Taylor grows some of the nicest oysters on the East coast. Rich briny and loaded with the flavors that can only be found in the areas natural inlets, Naskatucket oysters are a great choice.
 
"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." 
~Pablo Picasso
 
Be great,

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