The American Red Snapper, also known as Red Snapper or Genuine Red Snapper is one of the most sought-after fish, prized by both commercial and recreational fishermen. Red snapper makes excellent table fare and is featured in many fine restaurants. These fish have an overall rosy-red color, firm texture and mild flavor.
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FRUGE SEAFOODS is proud to announce it will now be the exclusive distributor of PureFish sustainable seafood products for Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. We will now be offering their full line of sustainable and Organic seafood items with direct shipment from Europe to ensure top quality and freshness for our customers.
Wild Isles Organic Salmon – 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. This allows for the quality, taste, and texture of a Wild King salmon to be available year round. You and your customers will taste and see the difference.
Wild Isles Ocean Trout – All Natural Ocean Trout (Steelhead) begins its life in fresh water land based closed containment recirculation tanks, once these rainbow trout reach maturity, they are then transferred to wild water off the island of Skye in Scotland where the continue their grow-out in salt water until they reach a harvest size of 7-12 lbs each. The result 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. This sustainably raised ocean trout is a more sustainable and lower costing than a similar Tasmanian Ocean Trout.
Anglesey Aquaculture Mediterranean Sea Bass (Bronzino) – Unlike any other Mediterranean sea bass, this is truly sustainable. Welsh sea bass is raised in a ZERO WASTE land based recirculation farm in Wales, UK. From egg to harvest every detail of its life cycle is cared for and highly monitored to produce the best tasting sea bass using no antibiotics, hormones, and feed free from all GMO’s. Sustainable aquaculture and a zero waste policy (all waste from farms is collected and sold as organic fertilizer to local Welsh farmers) ensures that this sea bass is truly the world’s most sustainable bronzino. You and your customers will truly take the difference and have a boutique product that is only available in 3 cities in North America.
Mahi is still strong this week out of Ecuador and Costa Rica. Prices are looking decent for this week
Gulf Amberjack is kicking in, expect product by the end of the week.
Small amounts showing up on Snapper boats, this fish goes quick- get it while its here!
Bell Farms Steelhead Trout
We have Bell Farms Steelhead Trout in 10lbs increments. Fillet sizes are 7-9oz skin on boneless fillets. Bell Farms Trout has been designated Best Choice by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® Program
Clams & Mussels
Another storm has East Coast shellfish on hold for now due to the brutal weather pounding the upper East Coast. Supplies will be tight all week
Cod, Sole, and Haddock
Haddock is showing up as all sizes of Cod are scarce. These East Coast fish will be tight until fleets can resume fishing once the second stow storm moves through. Expect shortages until the end of next week.
Nothing out of the East Coast this week- we are waiting for news once the storm blows through.
East Coast Oysters
Decent supply of Standish Shore and Duxbury oysters in house. We were able to get our shipment out of Boston before the storm hit the area. Product will be tight through next week.
Redfish & Striped Bass
No changes here, the trend continues with jumbo sized redfish (2.5-3lb) being extremely tight right now, Extra Jumbo (3lb and Up) are in decent supply. Striped Bass is a better option this time of year.
As we move closer to the Lenten season, Chilean salmon prices begin to creep up as we get closer to Valentine’ Day. We also stock North Sea and Canadian product in whole and fillet form. Check with your sales rep for case discounts if you are a volume user.
Gulf sack prices are on the rise, supplies are steady but not abundant, we are seeing a good supply of gallons with most of our oyster coming out of Texas. Select gallons are a great product for oyster stuffing. Gulf Appellations are available call today to get yours ordered!.
Decent but slow start, we are seeing very nice 4-10lb American Red Snapper. We are also getting very nice Lanes this week. Call your sales rep for all information.
Scallop prices are up and availability is tight due to the East Coast weather. Expect shortages until the end of next week.
#1 Gulf Tuna are coming in from Venice, LA. Expect decent prices and availability as we get through the week.
Sword is still in short supply, prices are still on the rise this week. Expect shortages in the coming weeks.
The grouper supply is decent this week and prices are a little better this week. Let your sales rep know if you are interested in this product. The grouper supply will continue to be tight as the boats are fishing for octopus.
Drum are in 2-4 and 4-8 whole. Mild temps will allow boast to start running again.
Domestic Crabmeat prices are up, and availability is very poor. This time of year is very difficult for all crab sources.
We have a variety of seabass options. We continue to carry H&G 20-30 kg as well as a smaller 10-20 kg if that is more of what you’re looking for. Prices are moving up and that trend will continue through Lent.
Rainbow ‘Green’ and Ruby Trout
The trout supply seems to be stable. The variety of the cuts and sizes of this fish never cease to amaze me. There are many options to meet your menu specifications.