Redfish or Red Drum is a delicious fish chat is farm raised. The most distinguishing mark on the red drum is one large black spot on the upper part of the tail base. Having multiple spots is not uncommon for this fish but having no spots is extremely rare. The color of red drum ranges from a deep blackish, coppery color to nearly silver. The most common color is reddish-bronze. Farm raised, we get redfish from Texas, where they use no hormones, no antibiotics and no mercury. They are bred and hatched on a family owned and operated inland farms located between Port O’Connor and Palacios, Texas. Fingerlings mature in earthen ponds filled with saltwater sourced from the Matagorda Bay system and saline aquifers. Water quality is monitored around the clock to maintain the healthy growing environment that produces a premium fish.
The meat is light and white with a mild taste, but not bland. It has a robust texture that adapts well to many cooking methods. Grill, steam, bake, pan sear or stir fry…it’s delightfully versatile. A 6 oz. serving contains 220 calories and no trans fat with 35 grams of protein and many beneficial nutrients including Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, calcium, and iron.
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Notes from our buyer
These fresh shellfish options are a great addition to any menu. A clam chowder or steamed mussels with pasta are great options as the weather starts to cool a little.
Cod, Sole, and Haddock
We bring these delicate fish direct to our customers from Boston and only order what you need in order to provide you with a beautiful, fresh product every time. Get your pre-orders in early.
East coast flounder is in full swing. The product is available in 1-2 and 2-4 lb fish and this delicate fresh fillet will certainly stand out on your menu.
We have Coho and King Salmon direct from Alaska. Don’t miss out. Get with your Fruge rep to order your product today!
East Coast Oysters
Onset, Osterville and Thatch Island all look great! Pemaquids are an amazing option from Maine. The quality and consistency of these oysters are the best available! Make sure you are signed up for our East Coast Oyster list for availability and prices.
Redfish & Striped Bass
This product is grown right here in Texas, which gives you the freshest fish possible. We order this product straight from the farm, so keep us informed if your usages change, so we can be sure to keep you supplied with the freshest product. This Jumbo Redfish is very limited right now, but we have plenty of X-Jumbo to fill your redfish needs. Please be sure to let your sales rep know if portions are an option. Let us cut to your specifications so you don’t miss out on this fantastic product.
Chilean salmon prices are stable and this should continue a little longer. Make sure to maximize your usage while the price is low. 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.
Prices are up and product is still short. The oysters that are available are small. We are all waiting anxiously for the new season to open.
The weather will keep the American Red Snapper tight and expensive. This product is direct from the boat in Louisiana. We also have 2-4 Lane Snapper. Call your sales rep for all information.
We have beautiful Alaskan Day Boat halibut arriving today. The season is expected to close mid-November or sooner if the quotas are met. Make sure you are selling the fresh product while it is available.
Scallop prices are slightly up as is normal this time of year. We are exploring every option to get the best price and best quality product. Please give us feedback on the new beautiful product we are buying straight from the boats.
Tuna prices are still up this week, but should start falling at the end of the week. We do have both #1 and #2+ grade product and are expecting more daily.
The grouper supply is tight and the prices are up. Let your sales rep know if you are interested in this product. The grouper supply will continue to be tight as the boats are fishing for octopus.
The drum availability has been sparse due to the weather in Louisiana. We are expecting new product Thursday. This product sells fast! Don’t miss out; get with your sales rep for an order.
Domestic Crabmeat prices are up, but we do have a steady supply of MSC product. Call your sales rep today to place an order. Venezuelan crabmeat is on still on conservation.
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 holding steady
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.