–Tripletail as the name implies, have a body that appears to have three tails. It’s a curious fish with a mixture of other fishes looks and habits. A general appearance of a large crappie in its body shape but with the coloring of a rock bass. They swim on their side like a flounder but hang out in the surface like a gar. For years many people wouldn’t eat a tripletail if they caught one because they thought that the fish was sick due to its habit of floating near the surface on its side. Tripletail however have some of the best tasting meat of any fish that swims.
As with trout, tripletail seems to be best cooked in the saute pan and served with a sauce on the buttery end of the spectrum. It can also be blackened or bronzed. Its texture makes it tend to fall apart on a grill. The flavor is excellent, and it is a must for any menu whenever you can find it.
Tripletail is a fish found throughout the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. It also swims up the Gulf Stream and into the Atlantic, so fishermen in the Carolinas sometimes catch it. There it’s better known by its other name–blackfish.
Take precautions when handling. They have teeth and all of their fins are capable of inflicting serious stab wounds. Its not even safe to grab them by the gills due to the fact that their gill flap is sharp as a knife.
We have Fresh Domestic Crabmeat and Fresh Non Domestic Crab from Mexico & Venezuela. The availability on Non Domestic crab is starting to be limited. And prices continue to rise on the domestic. Call your sales rep today for more information.
Arctic Char is a unique strain of saltwater char sustainably farm-raised in Iceland. Often compared to salmon and trout, Arctic Char has a distinct, sweet buttery flavor and firm pink flesh that sets it apart from other fish on the market. We get this in twice a week; ask your sales rep for more info.
We have a great selection of oysters this week. Make sure you are on our East Coast oyster list that we send out every week. We have access to several varieties each week. Belon season is now officially open, and will be available for next week.
Murder Points will be back in stock for the weekend!
Murder Point Oysters are out of Porterville Bay in Alabama near what was once called Myrtle Point. Legend has it that a dispute over an oyster lease in the area lead to a fatal fight. In 1927, locals renamed the area Murder Point and the rest is history. Murder Point oysters are the product of an off-bottom, intensive aquaculture. Australian Longline cages are used to grow and nurture Murder Point oysters throughout the growing season. This off-bottom method allows the oysters to move up and down in the water column, allowing them to be flavored by different pressures, temperatures, and food sources.
The Redfish and Striped bass farm are back online. Extra Jumbo Redfish (3lb and up) have a good availability right now. Jumbo Redfish (2.5-3 lb.) are harder to get due to the warmer weather. Striped Bass is a great option this time of year as well.
This salmon is naturally raised; Antibiotic Free, Chemical Free, Preservative Free, and Hormone Free. The feed is comprised of all natural and sustainable resources. And unlike other farm raised salmon Wild Isle Salmon is raised in the open ocean of the Shetland Islands, and not in a Loch or Bay like other farms raised salmons.
Swordfish availability and pricing is holding steady with decent availability.
Rainbow ‘Green’ and Ruby Trout
Rainbow Trout is continuing to experience a slowdown in production at the farms. Availability is improving; however we continue to get shorted by the farms. Some of this is due to summer months, along with decrease in egg production. The Ruby Trout farms have also started to see a slowdown due to a decrease in egg production. Price increase will be in effect this week on all Ruby Trout. Frozen trout is another alternative. Get with your sales rep for pricing and availability.