Featured Specialty Seafood:
Pacifico Striped Bass
Product Of: Mexico
Sustainability Rating: 4 Star BAP Cert.
From northern Baja California, Mexico, the Pacifico Striped Bass are raised in the cold, clear waters of the open Pacific ocean. Underwater currents, combined with proximity to a submarine canyon, provide natural and sustainable cleansing of the site. The distance from the coastline ensures protection from land sourced contaminants & allows for isolation and site containment. The striped bass diet is formulated to optimize fish welfare and fish-in-fish-out ratio. Their feed contains no terrestrial land protein and utilizes trimmings from existing fisheries to minimize the use of wild fish meal. They work to closely match the diet the fish would have in the wild and the primary feed contains no hormones, no antibiotics and is BAP-certified. Striped Bass maintains an appearance, flavor and texture that holds up to any preparation.
Jumbo Black Bass
Product Of: MA, USA
Catch Method: Handlines
Sustainability: Best Choice
Along the Atlantic Coast, the Black Sea Bass Fishery has made an immense comeback within the last 20 years after being declared over fished. Thanks to improved reproduction/ growth rates and strict regulations, the fishery has completely recovered and is now deemed sustainable.
Black bass has a medium flake, mild/ delicate flavor and a tender, yet firm texture. It is extremely versatile and used in whole fish preparations. Cooking preparations include baking, broiling, grilling, poaching, sauteing and steaming.
Gulf Wild American Red Snapper
Product Of: USA
Catch Method: Handline
Sustainability Rating: Good Alternative
American Red Snapper is lean and moist, with a mild and sweet meat that is distinct in flavor.
Fillets are visually appealing and whether grilled, baked, poached, fried or steamed, it is perfect for just about every fin-fish recipe. Whole preparations are great as well!
By choosing Gulf Wild, the system can assure that your fish are locally caught, genuine, responsibly harvested and from a conservation focused fishery. The unique tagging systems allows you to see exactly where the fish was caught, when it was caught, from what vessel and the captain that caught it.
Specialty Seafood Availability:
- Copper River King Salmon, USA
- Copper River Sockeye Salmon, USA
- Arctic Char, Iceland
- Large Black Bass, USA
- Cod Loins, Iceland
- Monkfish, USA
- Boston Pollock (Blue Cod), USA
- Bronzini, Whole, Greece
- Atl. Halibut, Canada
- Pacifico Striped Bass, Mexico
- Golden Corvina
- Mahi, Ecuador
- Golden Tilefish, Mexico
- Gulf Wild American Red Snapper, USA
- Gulf Wild Red Grouper, USA
- Black Grouper, Mexico
- Swordfish Loins, USA
- Yellowfin Tuna, #1 and 2+, USA
- North Atlantic Sea Scallops, USA
- Marshall Cove Mussels, USA (Friday)
-Wild Striped Bass season in Maryland just opened on Monday! Weather kept some of the fishermen in, but supplies will be available.
-Mahi – The market remains soft mainly due to the higher prices. After the decline in sales, prices fell and should continue to fall as we move further into the week.
-Wild Salmon – Overall availability has been relatively small since the first few openings, however quantities continue to build over the course of the month. There will be a handful of openings this month throughout the Yakutat, and the Northern District and Coffee Point opened early this week. Copper River is open, and this year has been one of the worst seasons yet. Only a third of the fish landed in the first two openings, and the third was cancelled.
-Bronzini – The market has been steady.
-Live Lobster pricing remains low this week, especially on the smaller sizes. High quality hardshells are hitting the docks daily.
East Coast Oyster Availability:
Locations: Barnstable, Massachusetts
Size: 2.5″ in length
Description: Impeccably clean, bright and lively their naturally smooth shells are polished, round and firm. Always creamy, petite and deeply cupped with a mind-blowing sweet finish
3.5″/ Medium salinity with a light mineral finish.
Damariscotta River, ME
Very briny with a sweet finish.
- Washburn Island
3.75″/ Very full meats with an amazing salty and creamy flavor.
- Misty Point
3”/ High salinity up front finishing sweet with a hint of celery and grass.
- Lt. Island
Cape Cod Harbor
3.5” / Full bodied with a buttery flavor and clean finish
Damariscotta River, Maine
2-2.5″/ Sweet, approachable oyster- East coast taste with west coast style
Cape Cod Bay, MA
3″/ Medium-high salinity and a bright, crisp finish
West Coast Oyster Availability:
SUNSET BEACH OYSTERS
Harvest Locations: Lower Hood Canal, Puget Sound, WA
Size: Up to 4″ in length
Description: An oyster shuckers favorite! Like all beach grown oysters, Sunset Beach oysters have a hearty, thick shell and plump robust meats that are briny and full of flavor.
Suggested Use: A very reliable 4″ grilling or baking oyster! These oysters have a beautiful and strong beach shell.
- Compass Point
Samish Bay, WA
3″/ A nice briny oyster that has a melon finish.
2″ /Mild brine with creamy meats and a honeydew finish.
Stellar Bay / Vancouver Island – British Columbia, Canada
2″/ Nice salt content. Robust and full of meat with a sweet cucumber finish.
3.5″/ A mild brine, followed by seaweed and honeydew notes. Strong/ sturdy shell.
- Wild Cat Cove
Hood Canal – S. Puget Sound, WA
2.5”-3”/ Deep cup, firm plump meats- sweet collard green flavor with a sweet melon rind finish.
Dabob Bay – Outskirts of Hood Canal, WA
3″/ Crisp and briny with a fresh and sweet melon finish
- Fanny Bay
Baynes Sound, British Columbia, Canada
2.75”/ Plump meats with full brine and a sweet mineral finish
Willapa Bay, WA
Conforming to the Japanese translation of “delicious”, Oishii Oysters are renowned for their iconic paisley shape, perfect cocktail size and plump, buttery meats with a sweet yet briny cucumber finish.
- Totten Inlet
Totten Inlet, WA
3.25-3.5″/ Beautiful ridged shells- Signature melon and seaweed flavor with a sweet watermelon accents and medium brine.