Swordfish is a highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill. They are harvested worldwide in deep temperate and tropical seas year-round. Swordfish is low in calories (130 calories per 3 oz.) and high in protein (22g). It is mildly sweet with a moist, meaty texture and moderately high fat content. The flesh can range from white/ivory to pink or orange. The color variations do not reflect quality. All swordfish meat turns beige in color after cooking.
FDA note: Swordfish have high levels of methyl-mercury, so the FDA advises that pregnant women, nursing women, women of childbearing age, and young children avoid eating swordfish.
Crawfish numbers year over year are still up, but this past few weeks we’ve seen a drop in production. This week catch has stabilized. We are still seeing good numbers for this time of year. Prices holding steady.
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.
Some brutally cold weather has limited a lot of production in some areas. Despite the cold weather, we have a good selection arriving this week. A reminder that Malpeque and Conway Oysters are not being harvested for about two months.
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 holding steady this week. North Sea salmon prices are dramatically higher due to Lent and the Chinese New Year. There are a few Norwegian farms that are not producing, and adding on the increased demand, has the prices very high.
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.