Market Report: May 7, 2012

May 9, 2012




The firm white meat and delicately sweet flavor of halibut, combined with its high nutritional value, make it a favorite among fish lovers. Halibut are truly a nutrient-dense food. A very good source of high quality protein, halibut are rich in significant amounts of a variety of important nutrients including the minerals selenium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium; the B vitamins B12, niacin, and B6; and perhaps most important, the beneficial omega-3 essential fatty acids. Perfect grilled, baked, broiled, sautéed, or poached, and because its meat is so firm, it is perfect for kebabs.


Notes From Our Buyer

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.
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.

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!!!

We will have some large and medium salmon for the weekend.

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.

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

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

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.

Availability is good and prices are right.  Skip swai and sell domestic!!!

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

Scottish Salmon Fillets

Supply is tight and prices are steady

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.

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.

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.

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.

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