Market Report: May 14, 2012

May 22, 2012

Mediterranean Mussels


Mediterranean Mussels…

Mussels have traditionally been a delicacy in continental Europe, yet in America they are a best kept secret. Mussels have a delicate yet complex flavor and a buttery texture. They can be steamed or used in prepared dishes ranging from the simple to the complex. They are delicious in sauces and preparations with intense flavors. This makes them one of the most versatile and delectable shellfish alternatives.


Notes From Our Buyer

Copper River Salmon
The Copper River is scheduled to open May 17th.  Prices will be outrageous for the opening fish, like every year.  After a week or two, prices should come back down to normal.  Please let your sales person know if you are interested in the first shot of wild salmon.

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.

Gulf Oysters 

 The public season has closed in Texas.  This means that only people with private leases will be able to harvest oysters in Texas.  This also means the price on sacks has jumped up quite a bit.  We will be sourcing oysters from all over the Gulf to keep up with demand.  We will have product, and will continue to have product, for all our loyal customers.

Whole Salmon
The less expensive Canadian whole salmon has created some opportunity on price.  These beautiful East Coast Canadian salmon are the way to go this week.

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.

Striped Bass
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

We will be receiving some whales and jumbos for the weekend.  Please place your pre-orders before they are all gone.


We have some really nice halibut with great prices.  The season only lasts a little while, so get it while it lasts.


Redfish is really tight.  Our friends at the farm are keeping a close eye on inventory so they do not run out.  A great alternative for this product is black drum!!!

Black Drum

This is a fantastic fish.  Great blackened, fried, baked, grilled, or any way you choose.  It is also great on the food cost!!!


Tuna has been super tight this week.  Prices continue to be strong.

Mahi Mahi

We will be receiving a good shot of mahi this weekend.  Prices are better, but not where we want them to be for sure.

Fresh Crabmeat

The season is getting started.  Prices should continue to fall as the catches increase.

American Red Snapper

High winds have prevented the fishermen from fishing.  We are planning to have some beautiful fish for Saturday delivery.


Steelhead is a great feature for your menu.  It is affordable and can be used in a variety of cooking methods.


We will have some beautiful marlin all week.

Domestic Catfish

We are seeing some opportunities on 5-7 fresh catfish.  Get with your sales rep for pricing.


Scallop prices are steady right now.  Product looks great and tastes even better.

Scottish Salmon Fillets

Prices are moving up.  Quality 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.

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.

Green, Golden, and Ruby trout

Trout projections look good on the green trout.  The golden and ruby are much better than before, but could still be a little tight.