Market Report: March 18, 2013

March 20, 2013

 

Hebi Spearfish from Hawaii

 

Hebi Spearfish

Hebi spearfish is commonly known as a shortbill spearfish. Found in Hawaiian waters, its dorsal fin is shorter than that of other billfish. They are commonly caught between 20 and 40 pounds on a line with set hooks. Its flesh is white to pink in color and is mild in flavor (still a little stronger than ahi). Hebi is a perfect fish for your “catch of the day” menu and is delicious grilled, broiled, sautéed, or raw (poke). Hawaii spearfish is an excellent source of healthy, extra lean protein. It is also low in saturated fat and low in sodium. It is rich in niacin, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and selenium. Hebi is also a good source of vitamin B6 and provides 350mg of omega-3’s per 4 oz. serving of fresh fish.

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Notes from our buyer

Live Crawfish

Supplies are still tight. Catch is down. Warmer weather this week should lead to better results next week.

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Gulf Oysters

Quality oysters continue to be tight.  We have some great relationships to keep us in oysters as much as possible.  We will be short only when mother nature is short.

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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-order only.

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American Red Snapper

We have some great ARS in fresh from the Gulf.

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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 up a little bit.  Ecuador is a little short on fish, so demand is up.

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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

Grouper should be getting easier to find now that Mexico is off conservation.  We have some nice fish coming in directly from Costa Rica.

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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 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.