Thursday, May 26, 2011

Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,
Always start with the bad news, right?  We weren't able to get any #2+ Tuna for the weekend.  The good news you ask?  You'll get #1 Tuna at 2+ prices!!!  The fish look beautiful and will be perfect for the holiday weekend.  Amazingly fresh Local Swordfish came in again and looks great.  Monkfish that was still squirming when cut from Massachusetts arrived this morning.  We have them available in all sizes.  We managed to get our hands on some Wild Striped Bass from Rhode Island.  Please pre-order or leave a substitute for them.  We don't have much available and we don't want you to get stuck with nothing.  Stellar Soft-Shell Crabs are in today with more coming in tomorrow.  The quality is exceptional.
Gorgeous Guatemalan Escolar came in again overnight.  Their freshness can't be beat.  We have some fantastic items from Florida today.  Red Grouper with bright red gills to match and fantastic Golden Tilefish.  The Grouper are averaging between 5 and 10 pounds while the Tilefish are coming in all the way from 5 to 18 pounds.
Wild Copper River King Salmon from Alaska keeps arriving fresher and fresher as the season goes along.  The fish look terrific and are highly sustainable.  More East Coast Halibut is here at the same great quality we've come to expect.  The fish are ranging between 10 and 30 pounds.  The price of Large and Jumbo Black Seabass has come down a bit and the fish look great.  With Bluepoint Oysters unavailable, we stocked up on extra Pine Island Oysters which should make a perfect substitute.
Imported Sardines from Portugal are in with their usual flawless quality.  We have a new product we want to tell you a little about.  It is called "Naked" Lobster.  It is a 1.25 pound Lobster that has been vacuumed out of its shell and kept intact.  What you are left with is 6.5 ounces of whole, raw Lobster meat.  We are getting them shipped here from Brazil.  They come in frozen to ensure their freshness.  Please call if you have any questions about this exciting new item.
"Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue." - David Brent (Ricky Gervais) from The Office

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,
Another busy Spring weekend is coming.  Make sure you are well stocked on all of your customers favorite seafood.  We have some beautiful Local items for you.  Local Head-on Mahi-Mahi came in this morning and is incredibly fresh.  We have Local Yellowfin and Big Eye Tuna today as well.  We had some trouble finding Tuna earlier this week, but we seem to be back on track.  We also have great looking Local Long-Line Swordfish available. 
We have some nice specialty options for you as well.  Boston Mackerel came in and looks super fresh.  We also got in some Brazilian Rouget and Smelts.  Any of them will make a great special.  It looks like Fluke is going to be very limited this weekend.  In preparation for this, our buyers tracked down some beautiful George's Bank Flounder.  Unfortunately, All-Leg and Maine Crabmeat will not be available this weekend due to the weather in New England.
In addition to our normal Salmon options, we brought in some New Zealand Farmed King Salmon.  The fish look amazing.  We also got in more Copper River King Salmon.  These wild fish store up extra Omega 3 Fatty Acids on their 300 mile trek to spawning grounds.  They are very sustainable and controlled by the Alaskan Department of Fish and Game.
Portuguese Sardines are in.  They are only around at the end of the week so stock up if you need them.  We have beautiful Golden Corvina available.  The fish are between 5 and 7 pounds.  We have great Red Grouper from Florida coming in at about 5 pounds a piece.  We also have Ecuadorian Black Grouper.  The fish are close to 50 pounds.  We will happily cut them up to whatever size you need.  We also have a few pieces of Live West Coast Urchin available for tomorrow.  Please call and place your order in advance for these because we have a very limited number coming in tonight.
"Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense".  - Josh Billings

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,
New England's fishermen braved the lousy weather and really came through with some beautiful items today.  Incredibly fresh, monster Monkfish Tails came in this morning from Boston.  They are bloody and smell great.  Great looking Gloucester Cod also arrived this morning and couldn't be fresher.  We also got in some more Razor Clams from Maine.  They look delicious and will make a great special. 
Amazing Golden Tilefish from Barnegat Bay, N.J. came in this morning.  They are about 10 to 12 pounds each.  Super fresh and large Farmed Striped Bass arrived this morning.  We have great Atlantic Sea Bream (a.k.a. Jumbo Porgies) in this morning.  They are incredibly fresh, local, and the price is right. 
Jumbo Black Seabass seems to be returning to normal availability.  The quality is great and should stay that way.  We tracked down some great Tuna for you.  It wasn't easy, but our buyers found some.  The fish look terrific.  West Coast Halibut is scheduled to arrive tonight from Alaska.  The quality has been great lately.  I'd expect the same thing for tomorrow.  We have more Blackfish from South Carolina here today.  They look amazingly fresh with bright red gills.
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." - Mark Twain

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,
We have some wonderful items for you today.  Beautiful Mahi Mahi and Swordfish are here.  Both of these fish are locally caught and look amazing.  The price on the Mahi Mahi is way down.  We also have some super fresh Razor Clams and Steamers from Maine.  It is rare that we have both at the same time.  Normally they will only go after one or another.  Either of these treats will make a great special.
East and West Coast Halibut are available in sizes ranging from 10 to 40 pounds.  The quality of these fish has been superb and should continue to be that way for the months to come.  Large and Jumbo Black Seabass are becoming available again.  The size and quality is back to what is expected of these versatile and delicious fish.  Great looking Panama Red Grouper is here.  They are between 5 and 10 pounds. 
Unfortunately, Tuna is hard to find right now.  We may have some tomorrow.  We will be getting in a lot for Thursday delivery.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
Copper River Wild King Salmon is here.  The Copper River is the 10th largest river in the country.  These Salmon have to travel 300 miles to their spawning grounds.  To be able to handle the journey, they store up extra Omega-3 Fatty Acids.  This makes Copper River King Salmon some of the most sought after Salmon in the world.  Salmon runs are carefully managed for long-term sustainability by the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game.  They use several counting methods at various points throughout the river to count each Salmon going up river to ensure adequate numbers migrate to the spawning grounds each year.  Delicious, sustainable, and healthy; sounds like a winner to me!
"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." - Nelson Mandela
Have a great day.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,
The weekend is almost here.  Be sure to stock up on everything you'll need to make it through the busy weekend.  If you do get caught in a pinch, don't forget that we are open on Sunday.  We got more Local Hiramasa (Yellowtail) in today.  They are beautiful fish again and are hook and line caught.  Fresh 16/20 Shrimp from Florida arrived this morning and look great.  Wild Cobia is here.  The fish couldn't be fresher.  Brazilian Rouget (Red Mullet) came in this morning.  They look fantastic.  We tracked down some more Golden Tilefish from Florida.  The bright red gills and bright coloring guarantees great quality.  We also have wonderful Blackfish from South Carolina coming in daily.
We have Hard-Shell Blue Crabs from Maryland.  We also are stocking up on all sizes of Soft-Shell Crabs for the weekend.  The quality of both is terrific.  The season is in full swing.  You can expect great quality Crabs for the months to come!
We have gorgeous Sow Hake in from Massachusetts.  They are averaging over 15 pounds.  Imported Sardines from Portugal are here.  They are unavailable early in the week.  Now is the perfect time to stock up.  We are expecting to get in more #1 Tuna tonight.  My buyer tells me to expect beautiful fish.  Stunningly fresh Jumbo Fluke arrived this morning.  The price has gone up a hair, but the fish is amazing. 
Unfortunately, miserable weather has halted production of East Coast Uni from Maine.  There won't be any available for about 2 months.  We are hoping to track down some West Coast Uni to hold us over.  Also, All-Leg Crabmeat won't be available until the middle of next week.  Please plan accordingly.  We also aren't seeing any Black Seabass around.  When we find some, we will be sure to let you know.
"Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours." - Yogi Berra
Happy 86th Birthday Yogi.

Have a great day.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,
It is a perfect day outside.  Hopefully this will fill up your seats tonight.  We have some wonderful Local items for you today.  We have gorgeous King Mackerel.  They have bright red gills and look incredibly fresh.  We got in more South Carolina Blackfish.  A lot of you seem to love it and the quality is excellent.  Amazingly fresh Sushi Fluke from Long Island showed up this morning.  They look great.  We also have some very nice Gloucester Cod in house.  Don't miss out on these.  They look great and the price is probably going to go up soon.
Massive Pacific Black Grouper are here.  They look amazing.  We are expecting to get in Florida Sturgeon and 1 to 2 pound Pink Snappers tonight.  The quality lately has been superb on both and should continue to stay that way. 
We got in some lovely Tuna today.  It has a great color to it and smells great.  Fresh Alaskan Spot Prawns are also available.  They are a head off U/10 size.  We have incredibly fresh Kumomoto Oysters from Washington and our Bluepoints can't be beat.
"The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been." - Henry Kissinger
Have a great day.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,
Live Scallops in the Shell are here.  They are about a 10/20 size.  That is normally good news.  But here at Wild Edibles, we don't settle for good.  These beauties have gorgeous Roe Sacks in them.  The females have Red Roe and the males have White.  The Roe Sack is perfect this time of year.  They are coming to us directly from Montauk, L.I.  We also got in some super fresh Blackfish from Boston.  They are running between 3 and 5 pounds and will make a great special.  We also have great Tuna and East Coast Halibut in house.  The consistency and freshness of both can't be beat.
Very fresh Florida Sturgeon is here.  We also got in some Wreckfish from South Carolina.  The meat is similar to a Grouper and they tip the scales around 30 pounds.  Florida Red Grouper keeps coming in and looks great as well. 
Chilean Turbot is expected to arrive tonight.  These delicious fish are coming in between 3 and 5 pounds.  Hiramasa from Australia is also expected to arrive overnight and we can expect the same great quality we've come to enjoy.
My buyer tells me that Soft-Shell Crab season is gearing up into full production.  Availability of all sizes should improve and prices have dropped a little and should continue to fall as they catch larger numbers.  Farmed Atlantic Salmon isn't being produced at it's normal rate.  Availability may become difficult and prices may rise a bit.  Maine and All Leg Crabmeat is also not guaranteed to come in everyday.  We are working hard to find a steady supply for you.
"Justice has been done." - President Obama
Have a great day.