–Domestic Golden Tilefish
With a blue-green back that fades to a pearly white belly, golden tilefish are the most colorful of the tilefish. It has a red and blue almost iridescence to it which is highlighted by yellow-gold spots and ocean-blue pools under the eyes.
Along the southeastern coast of the Gulf, the tilefish live in burrows. Deep waters of 200 to 1400 feet are where they are found in clusters. The deeper the water, the larger the fish. Adults weigh an average of 10-25 lbs.
Tilefish have a delicate sweet flavor. Their meat is white, firm but tender. It’s been said if you love lobster, you’ll like tilefish since that is what their diet consists of. Broiled, baked, steamed, or sautéed, tilefish make a delicious dish.
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Fresh and Spicy Combined!
We are excited to announce that we are partnering up with Tony Chachere’s Creole Foods
in Boston this year at the Seafood Expo North America, March 16-18!
We look forward to meeting with our suppliers and furthering relationships that we take great pride in developing.
New friends and old, come by our booth and check us out.
Frugé Seafood/cajuncrawfish.com: Booth #2381
Notes from our buyer
Canadian salmon supply seems to be back with prices falling slightly this past week. We feel that they will be fairly flat for the next few months.
Several varieties of east coast oysters are available, including James River, Wellfleet and Blue Points. The weather in the north east has limited the amount of varieties that we are seeing. Check out our East Coast Oyster list.
Redfish supply has picked up and we are able to get our hands on all sizes. This product is grown right here in Texas, which give you the freshest fish possible. A new shipment of product is schedule to arrive on Thursday.
Chilean salmon prices remain high, with only a few cents per pound relief this week. We hope to see the price continue to fall for the next couple of weeks.
We are seeing a good supply of sacks and gallons with most of our oyster coming out of Texas. Sizes are a little small right now but still great quality. Cold weather in Louisiana and Texas has really put a damper on production.
American red snapper is hard to find in the market right now cold weather has cause problems with snapper as well. We have a fresh shipment coming in from Louisiana today. Lane snapper seems to be limited but available.
Scallop prices remain high and are going to stay high. We don’t see any end in sight on the cost of scallops. There is a good supply of the larger scallops but it is tight on the smaller stuff. Great option for Valentine’s Day!
Tuna seems to be soften up, especially on the domestic product. We have been able to pull some beautiful Yellow fins in from Coast Rica. Prices remain high, but expect them to fall over the next few weeks.
Mahi Mahi and Sword
Mahi supply is great, once again this week, prices reaming steady. Additionally there seems to be a lot of Sword available. Sword is a great option as it is featured as the fish of the week.
Red Grouper is tight in the market place this week, so we have brought in some great looking Black Grouper. Grouper market will stay tight with the Mexican season closing Feb 15 through March 15.
Our farmed striped bass is from right here in Texas, this allows us to give our customers the longest possible shelf life possible. Prices have soften a little and we feel that they should remain stable through the end of the year.
Many of you may be considering black drum as an alternative to redfish. As the temperature states to fall we are seeing a better supply of drum.
The domestic crabmeat is hard to find right now, once again. It is that time of the year that domestic crab is hard to come by. Venezuela crab is available and coming in every week.
Our catfish is farmed right here in Texas. Prices have remains flat and the farms seem to have all of the supply issue worked out. The larger fillets are the only item that seem to be in question.
We have a variety of seabass options. We continue to carry H&G (20-30 kg) as well as a smaller 10-20kg if that is more of what you’re looking for. The Seabass is on the rise and will continue to increase as the Chilean quote was cut by almost a third of last year.
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. Lobster prices are on the rise: lobster are moving into deeper water and not as active as before.
Ruby trout supply is much better. The only shortage is on the larger golden trout fillet from Idaho. The water supply is back up now, and the product will be more plentiful in the near future.