West Coast Halibut
Halibut is king among the flounder family. The fish can live up to 40 years and sometimes weigh up to 700 lbs and measure as long as 9 ft., though 50 pounds is the average weight. This firm, white-fleshed fish is widely available fresh and at its best from spring through mid-fall. Halibut is slightly sweet and lends itself to a range of preparations, from simply broiled to poached with a snow white color. West Coast halibut are found on the continental shelf from California to the Berring Sea. They migrate long distances from shallow grounds to spawning grounds.
Halibut have been fished for hundreds of years by native Americans on the West Coast of the U.S. Because halibut can be kept for a long time without spoiling, they soon became a popular target for commercial harvesters. Halibut are one of the most valuable fish species in the northern Pacific. In our opinion, a menu is not complete without halibut on it.
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Notes from our buyer
Crawfish season is in full swing! Warmer temperatures have helped production, which led to a drop in price this week. Don’t forget the spice! Ask your Fruge Seafood sales rep about our custom blended crawfish spice sold in 25 lb bulk boxes or 1 lb retail packs.
We have a wide range of halibut in for the week in sizes 20-40, 40-60, and 60+. Prices are nice!
Canadian and North Sea salmon fillet prices continue to be high due to high demand. Lent is over, but prices are still strong.
Quality oysters continue to be tight. We have some great relationships to keep us in oysters as much as possible. We will be short only when Mother Nature is short.
We are offering beautiful Jonah all leg crabmeat. This meat is from the east coast and has a sweet flavor. This is a great item for the feature board. We also have scored Jonah crab claws. This is sold by pre-order only.
The snapper is beautiful and perfect for any menu.
Looks like U/10 dry scallops are going to be tight for the next two years. The quotes are shrinking, and the product projections are not looking good. Prices have already begun to rise.
Prices have been much better this week. I hope it lasts a long time.
Mahi prices are still on the high side. The Easter holiday messed up the boat trips, so I hope that it will get back to normal soon.
We have some nice 400-600 gram whole fish. This is great for serving whole, or we can cut it into fillets for you.
The weather in Canada is making harvesting rough. It should get better in a couple of weeks. Most of the East Coast oysters are coming out of the good old USA.
We are seeing some nice catches from Mexico. Hopefully the supply will be strong and prices more reasonable.
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Black drum is up due to low catches and bad weather.
Domestic crab meat is hit or miss right now. We should see some in April.
Prices are steady but quality is great!!! Farmed right here in Texas.
Mongchong, Opah, and Barracuda
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These east coast treats are a great change to your feature board! With the movement of business travelers and transplants from all over, you don’t want to miss out on some great valued fish to add to your menu or feature board. We only bring in what you want, so get your pre-orders in now.
We offer a full range of sizes of live lobsters straight from Maine and Canada. Order today, and we will get them to you tomorrow.
Green trout is what the guys on the farm call the regular rainbow trout. Since they have ruby and golden as well, it is just a term they use to distinguish between the three. Our ‘green’ trout is what every sales person calls rainbow trout. Red and golden continue to be very tight. The end is not in sight yet.