Redfish or Red Drum is a delicious fish that we get farm raised 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 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.
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
Halibut landings are starting to slow up. We do offer an East Coast Halibut. The Alaskan Halibut Season will end on or about November 15th. Call your sales rep today to place an order.
Mahi prices are holding steady with improved availability. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.
American Red Snapper
New fish just in from Galveston, TX. Whole fish ranging in size from 1-2, 2-4, and 4-8.
We have Fresh Domestic Crabmeat and Fresh Non Domestic Crab from Mexico. Call your sales rep today for pricing and availability.
We have Manilla Clams, Littleneck Clams and Pei Mussels arriving twice a week. Call your sales rep for availability.
Availability is looking good this week. We have shipments arriving twice a week.
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.
East Coast Oysters
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.
The Gulf season officially starts November 1st. There are some areas within Texas that are closed for Red Tide. So far Gulf sack prices are holding steady. Gulf sacks and gallons are available. This week we have standard gallons, select gallons and oyster jars.
Redfish & Striped Bass
Extra Jumbo Redfish (3lb and up) are starting to tighten up due to the warm temperatures. The availability on jumbo sized redfish (2.5-3lb) has improved. Striped Bass is a great option this time of year as well.
Chilean Salmon prices are holding steady. Canadian Salmon prices are still up. North Sea Salmon fillet prices are holding steady.
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.
U10 Dry Scallop prices are still up. We expect decent supplies for the coming weeks.
Tuna availability has improved and prices are coming down. We will have great 2+ and #1 fish arriving this week.
Red, black, and yellow edge grouper are available in the market. Call your sales rep for prices and availability.
Good fishing weather out of Hackberry, LA has got us some good landings on drum this week. Call your sales rep for pricing and availability.
We currently carry H&G 20-30 kg Chilean Seabass. Seabass prices are on the rise. And we don’t see them coming down anytime soon.
Swordfish prices are holding steady with decent availability.
The larger sizes of the Ruby Trout are more available than they have been. For the next few months 8-10 oz and 10-12 oz Ruby will be available, but limited.
The rainbow trout supply of 6oz Natural trout is starting to tighten up due to the warmer temps.. Call your sales rep for availability.
Wild Isles Ocean Trout
The All Natural Ocean Trout (Steelhead) 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.