Market Report: January 16, 2012

January 17, 2012

 atlantic halibut


Nova Scotia Fresh Halibut…

Halibut is the largest in the flat fish family. There are two kinds of true halibut, the Atlantic or Eastern halibut and the Pacific or Western halibut. One can distinguish the Atlantic from the Pacific halibut in that the Atlantic halibut has a darker belly than the Pacific. Atlantic halibut from Nova Scotia are generally fished wild and available year-round.

Halibut meat cooks up bright white and has a very mild and sweet flavor. Halibut meat is fine-grained with firm flakes, and because the meat is so firm, it’s easy to cook in a variety of ways.  This fish is a delicious treat and a great choice for your customers.



Notes From Our Buyer

American Red Snapper
The name sells itself.  This fish is perfect for special boards or an addition to your menu.  Try it once, and you will be hooked.

Stone Crab Claws
These beautiful claws are available now by pre-order only.  Please contact your sales rep for details.

Pacific Rockfish fillets
What a great item to spice up your feature board.  These little fish are great eating.  We fly them in from the Pacific Northwest, so place your pre-orders today!
This Gulf fish is short and round.  The fillet is off white, similar to our farmed redfish fillets and drum.  The cost is nice, so help your food cost with this beautiful fish.

Yellowfin Tuna
The market is still horrible for tuna.  Prices are crazy and availability is LOW.

Steelhead is a great feature for your menu.  It is affordable and can be used in a variety of cooking methods.

We are moving into the refreshed 10-20 United States wild halibut until fresh is back.  We have a small shot of fresh coming in from Nova Scotia.

Gulf Oysters
Oysters should be back on track this week – both shell stock and shucked gallons.

Farm raised redfish is perfect for your customers who care about the environment.  It is a perfect sustainable fish for any occasion. Redfish on the half shell is one of my favorite dishes.

Domestic Catfish
Quality and pricing have been steady for a while now.  I don’t see any changes in near future, but Lent is around the corner.

Scallop prices are steady right now.  Product looks great and tastes even better.

Scottish Salmon Fillets
The quality of our Scottish fillets is outstanding!  Prices have been steady the last week or so, but I am not sure what will happen with Lent approaching.

Striped Bass
Beautiful farm-raised Texas striped bass is a perfect sustainable option for any menu!  The fish is kept below 38 degrees from the time it is harvested from the water to the time it hits your door.

Fresh Crabmeat
We received our first batch of Venezuelan crabmeat this week.  The product looks great and should allow us to have a year-round source of fresh crabmeat – jumbo, lump, and fingers!!!

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 offer MSC certified seabass 10-15 kg as well as regular 20-30 kg seabass.

East Coast Oysters
Frugé has a wide variety of East Coast oysters available.  We send out an availability list each week of what we have to offer.  If you are not yet receiving this list, please get with your sales person and they will gladly add you to the email list.

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.

Green, Golden, and Ruby trout
Trout projections look good on the green trout.  The golden and ruby are much better than before, but could still be a little tight.

Grouper is a fantastic fish for anyone looking for something different.  A blackened grouper sandwich is a perfect bar item or grilled with a fancy sauce for a center of the plate entrée.

Fresh and frozen tilapia have both seen price increases.  The increase on the fresh is due to higher feed and fuel costs.  The frozen is a combination of higher costs and flooding in Indonesia and China, where the majority of frozen tilapia is produced.

Black Drum
This is a fantastic fish.  Great blackened, fried, baked, grilled, or any way you choose.  It is also great on the food cost!!!