Market Report: January 9, 2012

January 11, 2012

mediterranean mussels


Mediterranean Mussels

Mussels have traditionally been a delicacy in continental Europe, yet in America they were a shellfish connoisseur’s best kept secret. Mediterranean mussels are beloved for their sweet flavor, attractive wide shells, and juicy, tender flesh. Besides being tender, juicy, and tasty, mussels are also quite healthy.  They are low fat and a great source of protein as well as other nutrients like vitamins C & B12, iron, potassium, zinc, etc.



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.

Yellowfin Tuna
Tuna is still a struggle.  We are getting what we can while the boats are coming back in.  I hope next week will be better.

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.

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 are 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.

Domestic Crabmeat
Domestic crabmeat is done for a few weeks.  I will be looking for some imported product.  Get with your sales rep for more details.

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!!!