The golden corvina, better known as “drums or croakers” are found in many different parts of the world. Drum fish and croaker fish are differentiated by whether they produce a drumming sound or a croaking sound when they pop their heads above the water. Corvina has a mild, sweet taste with firm, large flaked flesh which is pinkish when raw but cooks up white. The flesh resembles Snapper. In South America Corvina is regarded as a prime table fish and is very popular for ceviche.
The 2016 Crawfish season has begun and it’s off to great start. We are seeing decent volume of product coming out of our family owned rice and crawfish fields. We are offering our value crawfish which is washed and sacked in 30lbs increments. Delivery days are Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday!
East Coast Halibut availability has improved, and prices are coming down nicely. Please call your sales rep for availability. The new quotas for the 2016 Alaskan Halibut Season have been released. The 2016 season will open on March 19th.
Mahi prices are holding steady with good availability. We have fresh product arriving this week.
Cold weather has affected the availability of fresh Domestic Crabmeat. What little is available varies day by day. We are able to get Fresh Crabmeat out of Venezuela, which is currently available with good prices. Call your sales rep today to place an order.
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 have a nice variety of oysters this week from the East Coast. Belons are back in season, and can be pre-ordered with your sales rep. Make sure you are on our East Coast oyster list that we send out every week.
The availability on jumbo sized redfish (2.5-3lb) continues to be limited. Extra Jumbo (3lb and up) are in decent supply and will be more available than the smaller sizes. Striped Bass is a great option this time of year as well.
Chilean Salmon prices are up, and holding steady. We are seeing the prices increase due to the higher North Sea Salmon prices, and some Chilean farms not producing right now. North Sea salmon prices are coming down a little from last week. Canadian Salmon prices are also starting to creep up a bit.
We usually do not have many issues with availability of the Wild Isle Salmon. However, this past week a bad storm came through and they were not able to harvest. We should be back on track later this week.
This E.U Certified Organic salmon is unlike any other farm raised salmon where it is raised in the open ocean of the Shetland Islands, and not in a Loch or Bay like other farms raised salmons. Its certified sustainable aquaculture methods are free from all antibiotics, hormones, & GMO, and its feed is certified organic and uses no synthetic coloring or pigments added.
Ever tried it? This is a great fish that is perfect for grilling or baking. The ferocious-looking wolfish gets its name from the sharp, protruding teeth it uses to feast on lobsters, clams and other shellfish. Found from southern New England to Greenland and the Barents Sea, the bottom dwelling cold water creature is primarily a bycatch of trawl fisheries targeting cod, haddock and other ground fish. Iceland, which has a direct fishery for the species, is the largest producer.