East Coast Whole Flounder
East Coast flounder is misunderstood and under-appreciated. One deterrent for most diners is that it seems to have been created to be cooked whole. We think it tastes best that way. But a lot shy eaters are put off by whole fish and all the bones. It’s time to teach these customers what they are missing. For the few restaurants that specialize in flounder, it’s the biggest-selling dish in the house. Flounder fans know where to go, and those who aren’t fans are usually converted by the first taste.
Flounder is lower in fat than any seafood we eat. This accounts for its subtlety of flavor. It’s good with any variation of butter sauces, especially if you include a lemon. You can bake or fry flounder, but generally it’s best to broil it. Convert your customers, it’s a taste worth trying.
Notes from our buyer
Copper River Salmon
We should see Copper River and other sockeyes in the market through July, but this will all depend on Mother Nature.
We have some very nice Mediterranean mussels in for the week. They are a little different from the Canadian PEI, but the flavor is fantastic. This is a perfect item to add to the feature board or menu to create some excitement.
Make sure you are buying what you think you are buying. Some people are selling a 30 pound box/sack of oysters and calling it 100 count. Count them and you will see that there are not always 100 oysters in there, and they are not graded. Contact your sales rep with questions.
Trout 6 oz Natural Cut
We will start bringing in this product as a great lunch item for your menu or special board. Is has a great presentation and good food cost.
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.
East Coast Soft Shells
Soft-shell crabs will be here for the weekend. We should have Jumbos and Whales.
We have some really nice halibut with great prices. The season only lasts a little while, so get it while it lasts.
Redfish production is tight again. We are receiving as much as we can from the farm, but they are not able to harvest all we are ordering. Drum is an excellent alternative.
Summer is here and drum prices are up. The product is beautiful and still at a nice price, just a little more than before.
We are seeing more tuna in the market, but prices are still on the high side.
Mahi has tightened up this week. Very little product available and prices are high.
The season is upon us and availability is strong.
American Red Snapper
We are hoping to receive more for the weekend, but fishing is tight.
We will be receiving some steelhead for the weekend.
No marlin available out of Miami. We will check to see how Hawaii is doing.
Catfish prices will drop next week. Check out our prices if you are not currently using us. Our catfish is farmed raised here in Texas.
Scallop prices are steady right now. Product looks great and tastes even better.
Scottish Salmon Fillets
Prices are steady and the product is excellent.
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 20-30 kg seabass as well as pre-cut fillets. Get with your sales rep for details.
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 rep 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.
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 tout are not growing out as fast as the green. Product is tight.