–Monkfish Often compared to lobster meat, monkfish is known for its huge head and mouth, and its tight, meaty white flesh. A French cuisine favorite, it’s now becoming popular in the US. Of the monkfish, only the tail is edible. The flesh is bright white, lean and mild-tasting. Its lean flesh tends to dry out if overcooked, so generally prepared in soups and stews, but is very versatile in a number of methods. It has a unique flavor and texture, but if unavailable can be substituted for snapper, seabags, halibut, mani or sea scallops.
We have Fresh Domestic Crabmeat and Fresh Non Domestic Crab from Columbia Columbia & Venezuela. Domestic Crab pricing is on the rise. Due to the recent Holiday, non-domestic crab is limited. Call your sales rep today for more information.
Arctic Char is a unique strain of saltwater char sustainably farm-raised in Iceland. Often compared to salmon and trout, Arctic Char has a distinct, sweet buttery flavor and firm pink flesh that sets it apart from other fish on the market. We get this in twice a week; ask your sales rep for more info.
We have a great selection of oysters this week. We do expect a lot of limitations in the coming weeks. It is extremely cold in the Northeast causing a lot of ice to form in most of the harvest areas. Make sure you are on our East Coast oyster list that we send out every week. We have access to several varieties each week.
Murder Point Oysters are out of Porterville Bay in Alabama near what was once called Myrtle Point. Legend has it that a dispute over an oyster lease in the area lead to a fatal fight. In 1927, locals renamed the area Murder Point and the rest is history. Murder Point oysters are the product of an off-bottom, intensive aquaculture. Australian Longline cages are used to grow and nurture Murder Point oysters throughout the growing season. This off-bottom method allows the oysters to move up and down in the water column, allowing them to be flavored by different pressures, temperatures, and food sources.
Extra Jumbo Redfish (3lb and up) have a good availability right now. Jumbo Redfish(2.5-3 lb.) availabilityavailability is starting to not be as plentiful. Striped Bass is a great option this time of year as well.
Chilean Salmon Prices are up slightly. Fruit season has caused some flight delays out of Chile which is affecting availability. Canadian prices are up this week due to the holiday. We expect prices to remain up through end of the year.
This salmon is naturally raised; Antibiotic Free, Chemical Free, Preservative Free, and Hormone Free. The feed is comprised of all natural and sustainable resources. And unlike other farm raised salmon Wild Isle Natural Salmon is raised in the open ocean of the Shetland Islands, and not in a Loch or Bay like other farms raised salmons.
Black Drum availability out of Hackberry, LA, is looking good this week. Even with the cold weather, the boats are going and out and we expect to have more shipments arriving just in time for the weekend.
Rainbow Trout is continuing to experience a slowdown in production at the farms. Availability is improving; however we continue to get shorted by the farms. Some of this is due to summer months, along with decrease in egg production. The Ruby Trout farms have also started to see a slowdown due to a decrease in egg production. Price increase will be in effect this week on all Ruby Trout. Frozen trout is another alternative. Get with your sales rep for pricing and availability.