As spring is upon us, so too are some great looking fish, guys are back on the water, fish are moving to either warmer waters (Mahi) or colder waters (wild striped bass), and when fish move, they eat, and when they eat they are more likely to be caught. This week we have some great-looking offerings worldwide, including a new to our offerings from New Zealand.
Let's get right into the fish choices this week:
Trumpeter Fish: Coming to us from New Zealand is the newest fish to make it onto the Fresh Fish category. Trumpeter is a versatile, firm-fleshed fish that can be cooked in various ways or can be served raw. It has large, moist bone-free fillets that are ideal for grilling, baking or frying, and making stews. Trumpeter flesh is like Grouper or Bluenose, white in raw form instead of other darker varietals. Trumpeterfish is caught with longliners or with pots as they tend to inhabit rocky reefs. Trumpeter fish is strictly managed by the New Zealand Quota Management System to ensure its sustainability for future generations to enjoy. We have only had this fish on the wholesale side one other time, and it sold out in just a couple of days. Chefs love to try something new, so we thought you may like the opportunity to try something new as well. Priced at $19.99/lb for skin-on fillets.
Caviars and Roes: We offer various great caviars and fish roes (eggs) for you to enjoy. What is the difference, you may ask, well, let me tell you. Caviar is the roe from the sturgeon family that has been cured with salt, whereas roe is the unfertilized egg from a variety of fish. We have trout roe, salmon roe, and Capelin (smelt) roe. The Capelin roe is better known as masago, or tobiko, which you find in sushi applications and comes in various colors and flavor profiles. There are many sturgeon caviars that we have on the website, all with a variance in appearance, flavor, crunchiness, and price. Our most popular caviars are the Hackelback and Ossetra, and the most popular roe is trout. They all are great alone or as a garnish on everything from potatoes to fish. Check out the website under caviar or tobiko for pricing.
Salmon: This should be a category unto itself, we have so many great choices here, but you can find them all under the fresh fish category. Salmon is our top seller and is the top consumed finfish in the United States. Shrimp is the number 1 consumed seafood item. We offer salmon from 4 continents, 7 different countries, and 2 oceans (many different seas in those oceans, though). Norwegian salmon is the Northernmost salmon we carry, Ora Kings are the Southernmost salmon we have. European salmon is represented by 3 countries, Norway, Scotland (Great Britain) and the Faroe Islands, the United States and Canada from North American, and Chile from South America. All our salmon are the Atlantic variety except for Ora King salmon, a farm-raised king salmon. Each is priced differently, and all are on the fresh fish section of the website. For the money, my favorite is the Loch Duarte, but give them all a try throughout a few orders to find the one for you.