Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,
Number 1 Male Blue Claw Crabs from Maryland are here!!!  They are the state crustacean of Maryland.  I'm not kidding.  They take Crabs so seriously down there that they have gotten together and determined which crab best represents their state.  Blue Claws are native to the Western Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to Argentina.  They are omnivorous and will eat pretty much anything.  They can grow up to 9 inches wide.  The blue claws are caused by pigmentation in the shell.  Once cooked however, they turn a reddish orange color.  We are selling these beauties by the bushel.  Please contact us if you have any questions about these wonderful treats.
Dayboat U/10 Scallops from Barnegat Bay arrived overnight.  They are incredibly fresh.  Wild Sockeye Salmon from the Copper River and Wild King Salmon from Alaska are both available.  They are so fresh they look like they were swimming last night.  After the terrible weather the Northeast had last week, we are lucky that Canadian East Coast Oyster production is still going strong.
Florida is still coming up big for us this week with more beautiful Amberjack.  We are also expecting to receive more Florida Red Grouper overnight.  The quality has been terrific.  I expect the same great fish tomorrow.
We are well stocked on 800/1000 gram Branzini.  This specific size isn't consistently available.  Head off Corvina from Panama came in this morning.  They are averaging 7 to 9 pounds.  They look really fresh and without the heads, they should produce a great yield.  We are getting 3/4 Chilean Turbot tonight as well.  These are always great quality when we are lucky enough to have them here.
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." -Colin Powell
Have a great day.

Thursday, June 23, 2011



Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,


Another weekend is closing in on us.  Be sure to stock up on plenty of delicious seafood.  We have a fantastic new item available for you to enjoy.  Head-On Royal Red Shrimp.  They are available in U/10, U/12 and U/15 sizes.  They are frozen immediately on the ship because they are caught 40 to 60 miles offshore.  They come in 2 pound packages.  Unlike most shrimp, Royal Red Shrimp prefer deep waters.  They are generally found between 800 and 1500 feet, but have been known to go as deep as 2400 feet.  They never see sunlight and are found in 45-55 degree water.  They love the sandy mud and silt of the gulf floor.  They have a brilliant crimson red color.  We can thank Frank Patti for these gems.  He was the first to commercially catch these off the coast of Pensacola in 1966.  Only about 250 fishermen are licensed to catch Royal Red Shrimp.  Don't hesitate to call us regarding any questions you have about this exciting new item.


The south isn't done yet.  More gorgeous Strawberry Grouper from Florida came in today.  They are averaging 7 to 9 pounds each.  We also have more super fresh Blackfish.  These delicious fish are making their reverse Sherman's March from Georgia and are now in South Carolina.  By the end of the summer they will work their way all the way to Nova Scotia.


New England seems unshaken by the capture of FBI Most Wanted fugitive Whitey Bulger.  They sent us some amazing fish today.  Rhode Island Wild Striped Bass keeps arriving daily and looking flawless.  Gorgeous Gloucester Cod came in along with Large and Jumbo Fluke from Boston


We are still getting our hands on Local Mako Shark.  The cuts of Mako that I've seen are nice and firm and super bloody.  Black Seabass from Jersey showed up this morning.  They have bright red gills and are shockingly fresh.  Unfortunately, Soft-Shell Crabs are not available today and we aren't sure whether or not they will come our way for the weekend.


East Coast Halibut from our friends in the Great White North arrived overnight.  Halibut may be a little tough to come by this weekend.  The price of Wild King Salmon continues to drop.  As we all know, the Wild King Salmon season is always over before you know it.  Don't miss out on these fantastic fish.


"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." - Theodore Roosevelt


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011



Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,


Today is the first day of summer.  We all know what that means.  It is about to get busy.  Luckily, we are well stocked on all of your customer's favorite seafood.  We have some wonderful Local items today.  We have Local Mako Shark in house.  The firm flesh and great coloring make this a great special.  We have more of the great Local Tuna and Swordfish.  The quality of these fish is unmatched.


We have fantastic Jumbo Fluke available from Boston.  We also got in some more of the super fresh Blackfish from South Carolina that so many of you seem to love.  Blackfish migrate from Georgia all the way to Nova Scotia.  They tend to live near wrecks, rocks, or other bottom structures such as wrecks.  They have black rubbery lips and extremely powerful jaws.  With their molar like back teeth they crush the mollusks and crustaceans which make up their primary diet. 


Florida Red Snapper are continuing to come in daily.  We have them available in all sizes and the quality is stunning.  We also have East Coast Halibut today.  East Coast Halibut is primarily found on the continental shelf.  These gorgeous fish are coming to us from Canada.  Sockeye Salmon from Alaska arrived overnight.  With their superior flesh, color and consistency; they are among the most sought after salmon on earth.  We also have incredibly fresh Wild King Salmon from Alaska.  The quality of these fish is terrific.  They have bright red gills and smell perfect.


"Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work." - Robert Orden



Wednesday, June 15, 2011



Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,


We have some amazing Local items for you to enjoy today.  We got in more of that beautiful Local Swordfish.  The quality remains excellent.  Local Yellowfin Tuna also came in on the same jam packed boat.  Fantastic Fluke from Long Island showed up overnight.  We have these incredibly fresh fish in every size.  We also have some of those delightful Razor Clams from Long Island as well.  These are sure to make a terrific special. 


Not to be outdone, New England came up big today with stunningly fresh Dayboat Monkfish from MassachusettsMaine also sent us wonderful looking Steamer Clams which are a guaranteed hit on any plate.  Canada and Florida felt a little left out and sent us some great stuff as well.  Amazing Dayboat Halibut from Nova Scotia arrived and couldn't be fresher.  Florida sent us some Fresh, never frozen Rock Shrimp that smell incredible.


Now onto the Salmon:  We have great looking Scottish Salmon in today.  They are coming in between 11 and 13 pounds.  We also have Alaskan King Salmon available.  These beauties are Troll Caught and look like they were swimming this morning. 


We are expecting to get Guatemalan Mahi Mahi tonight.  The quality of these Mahi has been flawless and I'd expect the same great fish tonight.  Australian Hiramasa is here.  These terrific tasting and versatile fish are averaging 5 to 7 pounds each.  Tomorrow is Thursday and you know what that means; Portuguese Sardines will be arriving tonight for delivery tomorrow morning.  Don't miss out on these treats as they only arrive once a week.


"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other." - Abraham Lincoln

Monday, June 13, 2011

Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,


A new week is upon us.  Let's get the week started off right with some fantastic seafood.  We have some amazing Local items for your customers to enjoy today.  Mahi Mahi and Wahoo arrived this morning.  The Mahi Mahi are nice and large with the head on.  The Wahoo is huge at almost 70 pounds.  We are happy to cut this big guy up to whatever size you need.  Beautiful Yellowfin Tuna and Swordfish came in last night from the same local boat in the Carolinas.


Wild Striped Bass from Rhode Island is still coming in daily and look excellent.  Super fresh East Coast Halibut is in.  The fish are averaging around 30 pounds each.  Cod from our friends in Massachusetts is here.  The quality is excellent as usual.  Troll caught Wild King Salmon from Alaska keeps finding its way to Queens and is amazingly fresh.  Jumbo Soft-Shell Crabs are still the way to go.  Hotels and Prime Soft-Shells have had limited availability of late.


We got in some very fresh Tasmanian Sea Trout.  These organically farmed raised fish are high in Omega 3 Fatty Acids.  We also got in some Kingklip.  These 3 to 7 pound beauties are found in the Atlantic at depths up to 1500 feet.  They have a sweet, mild flavor with a firm texture resembling a Monkfish.  However, once cooked the flesh has large flakes to it.  They are a terrifying looking creature. Luckily they came in with the head already off so I don't get nightmares.  They are excellent smoked, poached, baked, steamed or grilled.


"Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment." - Fred Brooks


Thursday, June 9, 2011



Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,


Another weekend is coming up.  Make sure you stock up on all the seafood favorites from Wild Edibles that your customers love.  And if your ovens break down, you can always cook it on the sidewalk.  We have some amazing local items for you today.  Dayboat U/10 and 10/20 Scallops keep arriving looking flawless from Barnegat Bay in New Jersey.  Wild Striped Bass season is open in Rhode Island.  For a state the size of Brooklyn, they are hauling in some really great fish.  The entire population must be out on these boats because are seeing a lot of fish coming in regularly.  Jumbo Porgies came in today.  They are locally caught and super fresh. 


We got in some wonderful stuff from places much colder than here, Florida and Central America.  We have more wonderful looking Mahi Mahi and Corvina from Panama.  These fish came from the same place as yesterday's and the quality remains excellent.  Gorgeous Golden Tilefish from Florida is here.  They are on the smaller side at about a 5 pound average.  Red Groupers also came in from Florida.  They are between 5 and 10 pounds with bright red gills.  Unfortunately, we are unsure if Black Sea Bass will be available for the weekend.  However, with Wild Striped Bass readily available and the price dropping little by little, it should make a great substitute.


We are supposed to be receiving Dayboat East Coast Halibut from Canada overnight.  I've been told expect some really beautiful fish.  Green Lip Mussels from New Zealand are currently available.  These huge mussels should make a great special.  Local Blowfish Tails are available as well.  We have a new product we would like for you to try out.  Blue Claw Crab Roe from Maryland.  They come in 1 pound packages.  If you have any questions about these specialty items, don't hesitate to give us a call.


"There isn't a person anywhere who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can." - Henry Ford


Have a great day.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,


Well, another week is upon us.  You know what that means…Amazing seafood at great prices from your friends at Wild Edibles.  We have fantastic items for you today.  Huge Wreckfish from South Carolina are here.  They are coming in around 20 pounds each.  If you don't need that much, we will happily cut whatever size you need.  Wreckfish are found mainly on the Atlantic coast near caves and shipwrecks.  This is how it draws the name, Wreckfish.  They have prominent spiny fins and stay in schools of at least 5 fish.  Local Tuna from our friends in Jersey are coming in tonight.  We also have beautiful Dayboat U/10 Scallops from Barnegat Bay, N.J.


Wild Sockeye Salmon from the Copper River in Alaska is available.  These fish are consistently excellent.  They store up extra Omega 3 Fatty Acids for their 300 miles trek to spawn.  This makes them some of the most sought after salmon in the world.  We are unsure whether or not Prime and Hotel Soft-Shell Crabs will be available tomorrow.  We do however have Jumbo and Whales.


Amazingly fresh Onaga Queen Snapper came in today.  They are big at an average of 7 to 9 pounds and come from Florida.  The bright red gills and crystal clear eyes make these Onaga some of the freshest I've ever seen.  Sticking with our friends from Florida; we have nice, larger Golden Tilefish and Farm Raised Sturgeon available as well.  They are both averaging about 8 pounds per fish. 


We have Chilean Turbot coming in overnight for delivery tomorrow.  I've been told to expect the same great quality fish we are used to.  Great looking Black Grouper from Panama showed up this morning.  They are coming in between 5 and 10 pounds.  Nice, big Wahoo from Ecuador came in early this morning.  They are super fresh.  For those of you unfamiliar with Wahoo, here is some information.  They have an elongated body with scarcely visible scales.  They are iridescent blue in color with silver sides and vertical blue stripes.  They have a large mouth similar to a Mackerel and are some of the fastest fish in the world reaching speeds upwards of 50 mph.


"You will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world. Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely....The free men of the world are marching together to victory. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory. Good luck, and let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking." -General Dwight D. Eisenhower


Today is the 67th anniversary of D-Day.  On June 6, 1944 one of the largest amphibious assaults in human history took place as the Allied Forces crossed the English Channel to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi control.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,
The weather is beautiful, and it's Thursday.  Time to start thinking about what you'll need for the busy weekend ahead.  Wild King Salmon and Ivory King Salmon are both available.  The Wild King is troll caught and coming to us with the head off and gutted.  The Ivory King is coming in with the head on.  They are both from Alaska and couldn't be nicer.  Don't be left out on these.  We have Pike from Lake Erie in house today.  They are coming in between 3 and 5 pounds and look great.  Local Tuna came in this morning as well.  The quality is what you've come to expect from us, amazing. 
Large and Jumbo Black Seabass are still available and the price is holding lower than expected.  New England isn't messing around today.  Gorgeous Dayboat Monkfish and Dayboat Market Cod arrived this morning.  The Monkfish is ranging from 4 to 8 pounds.  The Cod are a bit on the small side, but the fish look super fresh.  Gorgeous Whelks, Periwinkles and Steamers also arrived today from Maine.  They are sure to make a great special. 
Beautiful Mahi Mahi from Guatemala arrived overnight.  They are stunningly fresh.  You want Hiramasa?  We've got your Hiramasa.  Fantastic Imported Hiramasa from Australia is here.  We also have the Local Hiramasa (Yellowtail) that so many of you are in love with.  It looks like Fluke prices are starting to return to normal and the quality is excellent.
Unfortunately, it looks like Uni isn't going to be available tomorrow.  Please plan accordingly.  Live 10/20 Scallops in the Shell from Montauk are available for tomorrow.  Please pre-order this item to ensure we get them tonight.  Canada is apparently afraid of some bad weather because East Coast Oyster production has come to a grinding halt.  This is strange because, well, it's Canada.  I think there is a verse in their National Anthem about loving lousy weather.  Don't worry, we are going to have plenty of West Coast Oysters to hold us over. 
On this day in 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest ballplayers in history called it quits after hitting 714 homeruns in 22 seasons.
"I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt, but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands." - Babe Ruth
Have a great day.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,
We have some wonderful items for you today.  Incredibly fresh Fluke is available.  It is very limited, so please call and pre-order what you need.  Local Mako Shark is here.  The quality and price are excellent.  More is available tomorrow if needed.  Wild Ivory King Salmon arrived overnight and looks amazing.  The white flesh looks to have a great texture and they are about 15 pounds each.
Imported Hiramasa from Australia arrived this morning.  They come from the "Great Southern Ocean's" cool, pristine waters.  They are a finfish with a firm, white flesh.  Gorgeous Golden Corvina from Panama is here.  The fish look terrific and are coming in between 5 and 7 pounds.  We will be getting Imported Sardines from Portugal tonight.  Make sure you stock up.  These little treats are only available late in the week. 
The price of Jumbo Black Seabass continues to drop.  The quality remains excellent and should continue to stay that way.  Generally found in reefs, these fish primarily eat Shrimp, Crabs and other Mollusks.  This diet contributes to the intricately flavored sweet, white meat.  If you are interested in a whole loin of #2 Tuna, we are happy to offer it to you at $8 per pound. 
"I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate."
-George Burns
Have a great day.