Catfish is a mild white fish with a moist and succulent texture. Delicious in a variety of recipes. Named for their “cat’ like whiskers”, they range in size from small to gigantic. Catfish have inhabited all continents at one time or another.
Known as one of the most quality-controlled products in the food industry, catfish are grain-fed in order to produce standard, soft-textured, mild tasting meat. Most farm-raised catfish are raised in the Mississippi Delta, but there are also catfish farms in Louisiana, Texas, California, Idaho, Alabama, and Florida.
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FRUGE SEAFOOD 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. The 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.
We have beautiful Golden Corvina arriving Thursday. This is a great addition to any specials board.
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 direct from Alaska. There are troll Kings available, but this product is really expensive so we will only bring in what you ask for. Get with your Fruge rep to order your product today!
East Coast Oysters
Production is great as oysters are “fattening up for the winter”.Marionports, Standish, Osterville, Onset, Katama, Wellfleet, Thatch Island, etc. are all great options. 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.
Half shell production has improved over the last week, but the oysters that are available are still small. The new season opens in Texas November 1. Expect a fatter oyster and price decreases shortly thereafter.
American Red prices are up again. We have Lane Snapper if your menu is price sensitive. Call your sales rep for all information.
We have beautiful Alaskan halibut arriving Thursday. 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.
Black drum availability is good this week. 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.
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 the holidays.
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.
Rainbow ‘Green’ and Ruby Trout
The trout supply seems to be improving. Finally!! The variety of the cuts and sizes of this fish never cease to me amaze me. There are many options to meet your menu specifications.