Market Report: March 11, 2013

March 14, 2013

LIVE FROM BOSTON…
We are meeting with vendors and finding new suppliers for all the products that you are interested in at the Boston Seafood Show.

Boston Seafood Show
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Cobia

 

Cobia

Dark brown with a single dorsal fin, the cobia is often mistaken for a shark. Raw cobia meat is light tan, but cooked, it turns snowy white. It has a sweet, rich flavor which is firm with a nice flake. The oil content is similar to that of coho salmon.Cobia is low in calories and high in protein. The firm, moist flesh lends itself well to grilling and takes well to marinades and bold sauces. Grilled, broiled, or sautéed, this fish is an excellent menu choice.

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Notes from our buyer

Live Crawfish

Supplies are still down and as usual the demand high. Prices jumped up on Monday and shortages are expected throughout the week.

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Cobia
We have some beautiful, fresh cobia in for the weekend. The price is great and the fish looks amazing.  Get it while it lasts.

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Halibut
We have some beautiful fresh halibut in the building.  The quality is outstanding.  We also have refreshed available.

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Gulf Oysters

Because our oyster spec is not as plentiful at this time of the year, oyster prices are going up.  The size we are used to seeing is just not in as large quantities as usual.  We are now carrying oysters from different appellations in Galveston Bay. Get with your sales rep for details.

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Jonah Crabmeat

We are offering beautiful Jonah all leg crabmeat.  This meat is from the east coast and has a sweet flavor.  This is a great item for the feature board.  We also have scored Jonah crab claws.  This is sold by pre-orders only.

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American Red Snapper

We some nice American reds for the weekend; these are great for any menu.

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Scallops

Looks like U/10 dry scallops are going to be tight for the next two years.  The quotes are shrinking, and the product projections are not looking good.  Prices have already begun to rise.

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Tuna

Tuna prices still high, but quality is very nice.

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Mahi Mahi

Prices are stabilizing, and we should have enough to cover everyone.

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Salmon fillets

We’ve got Chilean 3-5, Bay of Fundy, and North Sea fillets.

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Branzini

We have some nice 400-600 gram whole fish.  This is great for serving whole, or we can cut it into fillets for you.

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East Coast Oysters

We also have a nice variety on our east coast oyster availability list; get with your sales rep if you’d like to receive that list via email.

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Swordfish

We have a bit of swordfish coming in for the weekend.

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Grouper

Mexico should be off conservation around the middle of the month.  Right now though, grouper is very tight.

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We have nice North Sea salmon available all week.

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Striped Bass

Our farmed striped bass is from right here in Texas.  It is harvested, transported, prepared, and shipped under controlled temps.  This increases the quality and shelf life for you.

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Redfish

Prices are up due to higher feed costs.  Availability is good and quality is excellent!

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Black Drum

We will have some nice drum for the week.  This fish is very affordable and great in any application.

Domestic crab meat is hit or miss right now.  We should see some in March, but more in April.

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Lane Snapper

Lanes are here and are beautiful.
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Domestic Catfish

Prices are holding steady for now.  Quality is great.

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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.

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Seabass

We have a variety of seabass options. We have H&G sized 20-30 kg and 30+ kg, as well as fillets cut from those sizes.  Get with your sales rep for details.

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CodSole, 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.

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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.

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Rainbow ‘Green’, Golden, and Ruby trout

Green trout is what the guys on the farm call the regular rainbow trout.  Since they have ruby and golden as well, it is just a term they use to distinguish between the three.  Our ‘green’ trout is what every sales person calls rainbow trout. Red and golden continue to be very tight.  The end is not in sight yet.