Ono, another name for Wahoo, means “sweet, very good to eat” in Hawaiian. Built like a torpedo, they are fast swimmers. A Wahoo is a close relative to the King Mackerel. Ono feed near the surface in 30 to 50 fathoms along coastal ledges and are occasionally caught in open deep water. The vast majority of Ono are caught in Hawaiian waters by trollers.
This well-known Pacific fish is deliciously cooked in a variety of ways. The fillets of the Wahoo are white and firm with a flaky and delicate texture. It’s flavor is mild. Wahoo is delicious saut’ed, baked, broiled or fried. Hawaii Wahoo is an excellent source of healthy, extra lean protein. It is also low in saturated fat and low in sodium.
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Fresh and Spicy Combined!
We are excited to announce that we are partnering up with Tony Chachere’s Creole Foods
in Boston this year at the Seafood Expo North America, March 16-18!
We look forward to meeting with our suppliers and furthering relationships that we take great pride in developing.
New friends and old, come by our booth and check us out.
Happy Mardi Gras!
Notes from our buyer
The 2014 Crawfish season has started late and the catch has not rebounded from the extreme cold temps that we’ve had the past few months. Sizing is still small to medium and supplies are extremely tight as we approach Mardi Gras. As temperatures warm up, we should see an increases in volume. Please contact your Fruge Seafood representative for more information.
Canadian salmon supply seems to be back with prices falling slightly this past week. We feel that they will be fairly flat for the next few months. We have a good shot of fish landing tonight.
Several varieties of east coast oysters are available, including St. Simon, Wellfleet and Blue Points. The weather in the north east has limited the amount of varieties that we are seeing.
Redfish supply has been limited. This product is grown right here in Texas, which give you the freshest fish possible. A new shipment of product is schedule to arrive on Thursday.
Chilean salmon prices creeping back up slightly. We feel the prices will stay strong now through April. Supplies seem to be good!
Product is extremely tight, including sacks and gallons. Selects and frozen product are a long shot at best. Sizes are a little small right now but still great quality.
American red snapper market has opened up. We have a fresh shipment coming in from Louisiana today. Lane snapper seems to be limited but available, we have brought in some queen snapper as a great option.
Scallop prices remain high and are going to stay high. We don’t see any end in sight on the cost of scallops. There is a good supply of the larger scallops but it is tight on the smaller stuff.
Tuna seems to be soften up, especially on the domestic product. We have been able to pull some beautiful Yellow fins and Big Eye in from Marshall Island.
Mahi Mahi and Amberjack
Mahi supply is tighten up with prices moving upward, once again this week.
Red Grouper is tight in the market place this week, so we have brought in some great looking Black Grouper. Grouper market will stay tight with the Mexican season closing Feb 15 through March 15. Prices will be on the rise.
Our farmed striped bass is from right here in Texas, this allows us to give our customers the longest possible shelf life possible. Prices have soften a little and we feel that they should remain stable through the end of the year.
Many of you may be considering black drum as an alternative to redfish. We have good supply of drum in house.
The domestic crabmeat is hard to find right now, once again. It is that time of the year that domestic crab is hard to come by. Venezuela crab is available and coming in every week.
Our catfish is farmed right here in Texas. Prices are on the rise once again and the farms seem to be tight once again. The larger fillets are the only item that seem to be in question.
We have a variety of seabass options. We continue to carry H&G (20-30 kg) as well as a smaller 10-20kg if that is more of what you’re looking for. The Seabass is on the rise and will continue to increase as the Chilean quote was cut by almost a third of last year.
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. Lobster prices are on the rise: lobster are moving into deeper water and not as active as before.
Ruby trout supply is much better. The only shortage is on the larger golden trout fillet from Idaho. The water supply is back up now, and the product will be more plentiful in the near future.