Monday, July 11, 2011



Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,


It's Restaurant Week!!! For those of you participating, I'm sure you are eager to show off your best culinary skills to hungry patrons that may not ever get the chance to dine in your excellent restaurants.  We are very excited to be able to offer you all the seafood specials you will need to make this Restaurant Week a successful one.  Gorgeous Dayboat Swordfish from the Carolinas arrived last night.  We also have fantastic Dayboat U/10 and 10/20 Scallops from our friends in Barnegat Bay, N.J.  Unfortunately, Wild Striped Bass may be an issue until Massachusetts opens up its season on Wednesday.


Maine has some great treats for us today that are perfect for a special.  Whelks and Steamer Clams are here and are some of the freshest I've ever seen.  We also have nice, big, green Mussels fresh from New Zealand.


Wild King and Sockeye Salmon keep coming in from Alaska.  They are both Head-Off and Gutted.  The Sockeye are about 5 pounds and the Wild King Salmon are huge.  I saw a 20 pounder this morning.  Steelhead Trout for $3.95!!!  I'm going to repeat that... Steelhead Trout for $3.95!!!  These amazing 4 to 10 pounders are coming to us directly from the Quinalt Native American Tribe in Washington State.  These highly sustainable fish are super fresh and look amazing.


We Have King Mackerel from Florida.  These giants are anywhere from 10 to 20 pounds each.  I know that may be too much for you, so we will happily cut whatever size you need.  We also have some Cobia in house today.  These farm raised Panamanian fish are coming to us with the head off and gutted.  This ensures a terrific yield on these delightful fish.


On this day in 1804 Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had their infamous duel in Weehawken, N.J.  A Vice President shot a Secretary of the Treasury who died the next day.  This is like Joe Biden shooting Timothy Geithner.  I know it isn't a quote.  But I'll be damned if it isn't amazing.


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Wednesday, July 6, 2011



Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,


After limited availability on a few items yesterday, we are jam packed with your favorites for today.  As promised we have some updates regarding the Red Tide outbreak off the coast of British Columbia.  As it stands now, our best case scenario for seeing any Kusshi or other B.C. Oysters is July 18th.  They need to come back with 3 consecutive negative tests in order to harvest.  In other Oyster news: Skookum Oysters will not be available until October.  They are in the process of spawning.  Because of the shortage of British Columbia Oysters, Kumomoto are in high demand, thus resulting in limited availability.  Please order them in advance.


We have some excellent Local items today.  Gigantic Mahi Mahi from North Carolina arrived this morning.  Jumbo Local Porgies and Local John Dory are sure to make a fantastic special on this sunny summer day.  Big Dayboat Monkfish Tails are here.  These hideous fish luckily came in with the head already off and are anywhere from 7 to 10 pounds.  


After shorting everyone today on Dorade (we're sorry), we are expecting to get some in overnight for delivery tomorrow.  We have gorgeous 5 to 10 pound Red Grouper from Panama today.  Tomorrow is Sardine Thursday here at Wild Edibles.  Portuguese Sardines will be arriving overnight.  Stock up on these treats.  We can never keep them around.


From the complete other side of the world, we got in some Tasmanian Sea Trout and New Zealand Mussels.  The Trout are incredibly fresh and are between 5 and 7 pounds each.  A lot of you have fallen in love with these delicious fish.  For those of you who haven't tried it yet, I strongly recommend giving them a try.  The Mussels are big with a green tint to them.  They are perfect for a special.


Wild Striped Bass is here.  We have 5 to 8 pound fish from Maryland and 10+ pound fish from Rhode Island.  Massachusetts opens next week which should give us a break on price.  New York's season is open, but no fish are reaching us.  They are holding onto their tags to play the market.  Alaska keeps coming through for us with gorgeous Salmon.  Wild King Salmon arrived overnight.  For the first time this season they are coming to us with the head already off.  This will produce better yields.  We also got in more Wild Sockeye Salmon.  These run smaller than the King Salmon but also come in gutted with the head off.


"Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves." –Larry King


Tuesday, July 5, 2011




Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,


I hope you all enjoyed the 4th of July and have all of your fingers still attached.  A new week has started and with the warm temperatures sticking around, hopefully we are all nice and busy.  Branzini prices are going up due to all the striking and general chaos going on in Greece.  We do not have a whole lot of specialty items for you today.  The day after a holiday is always tough with shipping and a lot of fish is just simply not available. 


Gorgeous East Coast Halibut from Canada arrived overnight.  They are anywhere from 10 to 50 pounds each.  Canada celebrated their Independence Day on Friday.  But since they essentially earned their independence due to England's boredom, they don't celebrate much and went right back to fishing.


Barnegat Bay, New Jersey came through for us in a big way today.  Stunning U/10 and 10/20 Scallops came in this morning.  With a great color and super firm flesh, they are sure to be a crowd pleaser. 


Wild King and Wild Sockeye Salmon arrived from Alaska late last night.  The quality of both is flawless.  The Sockeye are coming in at about 6 pounds with the head already off.  The King Salmon are averaging about 12 pounds each.  You can't go wrong with either of these.


"Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best." -Theodore Isaac Rubin


Have a great day.