Mong Chong (Monchong)
Mong chong are a simple, almost sweet flavored fish that are tender and flaky, found near Hawaii. Called the “Utopia Fish” by Japanese longline fishermen, they are highly transparent, clear, white flesh with pinkish tones. This fish is an excellent source of healthy, extra lean protein. It is low in saturated fat and low in sodium. It is rich in niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and selenium. Also is provides 350mg of Omega-3.
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Notes from our buyer
FRUGE SEAFOODS is proud to announce it will now be the exclusive distributor of PureFish sustainable seafood products for Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. We will now be offering their full line of sustainable and Organic seafood items with direct shipment from Europe to ensure top quality and freshness for our customers.
Wild Isles Organic Salmon – this E.U Certified Organic salmon is unlike any other farm raised salmon where it is raised in the open ocean of the Shetland Islands, and not in a Loch or Bay like other farms raised salmons. Its certified sustainable aquaculture methods are free from all antibiotics, hormones, & GMO, and its feed is certified organic and uses no synthetic coloring or pigments added. This allows for the quality, taste, and texture of a Wild King salmon to be available year round. You and your customers will taste and see the difference.
Wild Isles Ocean Trout – All Natural Ocean Trout (Steelhead) begins its life in fresh water land based closed containment recirculation tanks, once these rainbow trout reach maturity, they are then transferred to wild water off the island of Skye in Scotland where the continue their grow-out in salt water until they reach a harvest size of 7-12 lbs each. The result is an amazing sashimi quality ocean trout with a higher fat content then salmon and a great flavor that lends itself to any type of cooking or smoking. This sustainably raised ocean trout is a more sustainable and lower costing than a similar Tasmanian Ocean Trout.
Anglesey Aquaculture Mediterranean Sea Bass (Bronzino) – Unlike any other Mediterranean sea bass, this is truly sustainable. Welsh sea bass is raised in a ZERO WASTE land based recirculation farm in Wales, UK. From egg to harvest every detail of its life cycle is cared for and highly monitored to produce the best tasting sea bass using no antibiotics, hormones, and feed free from all GMO’s. Sustainable aquaculture and a zero waste policy (all waste from farms is collected and sold as organic fertilizer to local Welsh farmers) ensures that this sea bass is truly the world’s most sustainable bronzino. You and your customers will truly take the difference and have a boutique product that is only available in 3 cities in North America.
Mahi is still strong this week out of Ecuador and Costa Rica. Prices are looking decent for this week.
American Red Snapper
This week started out slow for snapper due to weather issues. What we are getting is very nice product out Louisiana and Texas. Size are 1-2, 2-4 and 4-10 whole fish.
We have Bell Farms Steelhead Trout in 10lbs increments. Fillet sizes are 7-9oz skin on boneless fillets. Bell Farms Trout has been designated Best Choice by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® Program.
P.E.I. mussels are stilled iced in, and West Coast mussels supplies are depleted. We will keep you posted on the next available shipment.
Poor fishing conditions have hurt this product from the East Coast this week- we are expecting product later in the week. Get it while it lasts, they are going fast!
East Coast Oysters
Harsh conditions, tons of ice- the East Coast oyster market is super tight this week. There are lots of frozen bays in Mass, RI, and Maine.
We are getting very nice Gulf Appellations from Stephenson Point, Lone Oak and Whitehead.
Gulf sack prices are on the rise, supplies are steady but not abundant, we are seeing a good supply of gallons with most of our oyster coming out of Texas. Select gallons are a great product for oyster stuffing. Gulf Appellations are available call today to get yours ordered!!
Chilean salmon prices begin to creep up as enter the Lenten season. As of today, no word on if the eruption of the Villarrica Volcano. In addition to Chilean salmon we also stock North Sea and Canadian product in whole and fillet form. Check with your sales rep for case discounts if you are a volume user.
Scallop prices are up and availability is tight due to the East Coast weather. Expect shortages until the end of next week.
Prices are on the rise for #1 and 2+ Tuna. Availability will be somewhat tight as we get through the week. We are seeing rising prices on all tuna from all areas.
Sword is still in short supply, prices are still on the rise this week. Expect shortages in the coming weeks.
There is a grouper closure in Mexico every year from Feb 15 – Mar 15…the boats are in and we will have grouper through the end of this week but then it will start to really tighten up.
We got a decent shot of drum this week out of Hackberry, LA. We have product in the 2-4 and 4-8 whole sizes
Domestic Crabmeat prices are up, and availability is very poor. This time of year is very difficult for all crab sources
We have a variety of seabass options. We continue to carry H&G 20-30 kg as well as a smaller 10-20 kg if that is more of what you’re looking for. Prices are moving up and that trend will continue through Lent
Rainbow Green™ and Ruby Trout
The trout supply seems to be stable. The variety of the cuts and sizes of this fish never cease to amaze me. There are many options to meet your menu specifications.