Market Report: December 24, 2012

December 26, 2012

cooked crawfish - all ready to eat___

Live Crawfish

Crawfish season has started early this year. Take advantage of it. Crawfish is a crustacean that resembles a miniature lobster; this species is usually dark golden-brown with reddish tinges. Crawfish average 3-9 inches in length. The cooked meat is red. Frugé Seafood is a sister company of Frugé Aquafarms Inc. a real life working Rice and Crawfish Farm.  Our farm is located in Branch, Louisiana in the heart of Cajun Country. Our crawfish are shipped direct from the farm straight to you overnight. It doesn’t get any fresher.

Crawfish has a sweet, lobster-like flavor, though not as rich. Most of the flavor in crawfish comes from a yellow-orange digestive gland (fat deposit) inside the head cavity.  Crawfish are traditionally prepared boiled in a spicy Cajun or Creole seasoning blend or in Scandinavian dill seasonings. It’s tail meat is often presented in jambalaya, bisque or etouffee. Softshells can be deep-fried, stuffed, or steamed.
A delicious must for any menu.



Notes from our buyer


The tuna came as quickly as it left.  Availability is down and prices are back up.


Mahi Mahi

Prices are still looking good and quality is excellent.  We are seeing a little better production from Costa Rica.  I hope this is the beginning of a good run.


Stone Crab Claws

Octopus are eating the crabs in the cages.  There is very poor production now.  I understand it is frustrating not to have this great product, but the boats, who make their living on this item, are suffering much more.


Gulf Oysters

Oysters are looking great and are abundant.  It’s time to run some happy hour specials.


Salmon fillets

The holiday season always brings issues with flying fish in.  The airlines will bump cargo in favor of passengers’ luggage.  Good thing when you are flying, bad thing when you are trying to sell fish.


East Coast Oysters

We have some nice Lucky Lime, Pickle Point, Raspberry Point, and Plymouth Rock oysters, all from the east coast.  We also have an East Coast oyster list; get with your sales rep if you’d like to get that list via email.



The swordfish is hit and miss.  Now we are seeing smaller fish and strong prices.



We will have some nice red grouper 10-20 all week.


Our whole salmon from Scotland could be bumped.  There is terrible weather in Scotland.


Striped Bass

Our farmed striped bass is from right here in Texas.  It is harvested, transported, prepared, and shipped under controlled temps.  This increases the quality and shelf life for you.



Fresh halibut is pretty much done for the season.  We are looking into a refreshed program.  Please get with your sales rep if you are interested.



Production is rolling.  This is a great fish with a great story.  Tell the story and sell some fish.


Black Drum

We will have some nice drum for the week.  This fish is very affordable and great in any application.

Fresh Crabmeat

Domestic crabmeat will be hit or miss for now until next year.  We are moving to our non-domestic fresh crabmeat.  Get with your sales rep for info and pricing.

Lane Snapper

I guess the lanes partied too hard over Christmas.  There are none available.


Domestic Catfish

Prices are holding steady for now.  Quality is great.


Prices will be going up a bit due to lower catches.  Pricing should be this way through the new year.


Mongchong, Opah, and Barracuda

Looking for something from Hawaii???  We have a great partner over there that supplies us with fantastic fish from the Hawaiian waters.



We have a variety of seabass options.  We have H&G sized 20-30 kg, fillets cut from that size, as well as 8 oz pre-cut portions.  Get with your sales rep for details.


Cod, Sole, and Haddock

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.


Live Lobsters

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.


Rainbow ‘Green’, Golden, and Ruby trout

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.