Found in the waters of Florida and the mid-Atlantic states as well as South America, Central America and the Gulf of Mexico, the grouper belongs to one the largest fish families in the sea, the sea bass family. The most popular being red grouper (found in most markets/restaurants), but there is also black, yellow edge, scamp and snowy grouper found in limited quantities. The grouper fish has a mild but very unique flavor, somewhat of a cross between bass and halibut. Red grouper is not quite as firm and has a milder, sweeter flavor than the black grouper. Grouper meat cooks up very firm, with big flakes and holds its moisture better than many other fish. Since Red Grouper is a leaner fish you might need to baste it when broiling or baking it.
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Notes from our buyer
The Alaskan and Canadian halibut availability is looking good. We have fish arriving this week. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.
Mahi availability is still very limited and prices are high. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability. Frozen fillets are a great option right now.
Catch volumes are looking good this week. Fish ranging in size from 1-2, 2-4, and 4-8 are available. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.
Fresh Domestic Crab availability is looking good. Non-Domestic crab availability is very limited. Venezuela Crab will be going under conservation in mid-August for 2 months. Fresh Mexican Crab is available. Call your sales rep today for more information.
Availability on littleneck clams and Mussels is looking great this week! Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.
Availability is limited. Many of the boats in Iceland have met their quota. We expect fresh cod to be limited for the next few weeks. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.
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. Make sure you are on our East Coast oyster list that we send out every week. We have access to several varieties each week. Sassy Malpeques are a great oyster from PEI. They are farmed by hand to ensure consistent meat yield and have a distinct sweet brine balanced against a salty snap. Call you sales rep to pre-order today!
The Louisiana Gulf is still experiencing issues with lack of oysters due to fresh water runoff. Limited areas of Galveston Bay are open for Private Leases only. Gold Band oysters are available but very limited. Pink Bands are another option for a post-harvest treated oyster. We are seeing price increases this week on shucked gallons and sacks.
The farm producing the Extra Jumbo Redfish (3lb and up) have been coming up short. The fish are coming in around 3 to 3.5 lbs. We are seeing some shortages on the larger sizes. The smaller size is due to warm weather, and fish not eating as much due to the summer heat. Jumbo Redfish (2.5-3 lb.) availability is available right now, and is an option. Striped Bass availability is somewhat limited due to sizing as well. Please call your sales rep for pricing and availability.
Canadian & Chile Salmon prices are increasing slightly. North Sea Salmon prices are holding steady.
We have Coho salmon from Copper River arriving twice a week. Call your sales rep for more info on pricing and availability.
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 Salmon is raised in the open ocean of the Shetland Islands, and not in a Loch or Bay like other farms raised salmons.
U10 Dry Scallop prices have gone up a little this week. We expect decent supplies for the coming weeks.
Tuna pricing is up slightly, and with decent availability this week. We are looking to have a good amount of 2+ and #1 fish for the weekend.
Catch out of Hackberry, LA is looking good We have new shipments arriving this week. Keep in touch with your sales rep for the latest on pricing and availability.
We currently carry H&G 10-20 KG & 20-30 KG Chilean Seabass. Seabass prices are holding steady.
Swordfish availability is looking good this week, with great prices. We have new shipments arriving all throughout the week. Call your sales rep for pricing an availability.
Rainbow trout availability from the farms has improved. The Ruby Trout Farm is back up and running. Availability is looking good on the 6-8 size fillets. The larger 8-10 oz natural fillets are very limited right now. They fish are not getting large enough to produce that large of a fillet. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.
Skye Ocean Trout
The All Natural Ocean Trout (Steelhead) is an amazing sashimi quality ocean trout with a higher fat content then salmon and a great flavor that lends itself to any type of cooking or smoking.