Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wild Edibles Newsletter 12-18-2013

Good Morning chefs and buyers,

We begin today with Fresh Sardines from Portugal. When fresh, small sardines have a delicate flavor while larger fish have a fuller, oilier flavor similar to anchovies but milder. In the US, most sardines are canned in oil or a sauce, smoked, pickled or salted. Today we offer them to you Fresh!

Making an appearance from Florida today is the red grouper. Which is a member of the sea bass family and are found in tropical temperatures worldwide. Due to their habitat around coral groupers are primerily accessible by hook and line.

A Local specialty we're offering today is Escolar. Also known as "White Tuna" Escolar is an underrated fish that only appears as a by-catch on Tuna boats. It can be cut in steaks and grilled to mimic the texture and taste of Swordfish, but it is also great prepared in a crudo or ceviche preparation.

We conclude with Albacore Tuna from North Carolina, which are not only flavorful, they're loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and when under 25 pounds, are low in mercury. Albacore is rich and mild, with a pleasant flavor and sumptuous mouth-feel; a little goes a long way. Try grilling albacore, or better yet, preparing and preserving a confit.

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